I'm a huge peony lover who just bought my first house in august—my first chance to grow my own peonies! I planted a TON of peonies right away in the fall to get them started ASAP. Many have come up already and are looking so great. There were just a few I still saw no sign of, so I started to worry those were planted too deep. I scratched at the soil and discovered the eyes of all peonies that didn't appear yet. However, on the very last one, I was scratching and digging and boom! I accidentally snapped a big fat healthy looking red eye right off the peony root. SO TRAGIC!!! I'm assuming (hoping) there were/are other eyes on that root that will allow it to continue to grow (I immediately stopped digging so idk for sure, but I don't really remember planting any peony roots that didn't have multiple eyes). My question is, will that eye that I broke heal itself and grow? I want my precious precious peonies to grow and thrive and I just damaged one, I'm so worried! (Btw—I planted these in a big curving bed on a color gradient, I've got three festiva maximas, 6 Shirley temples, three Sarah Bernhardt, 3 monsieur Jules Eli, and 6 Karl rosenfelds. I wouldn't have had so many but one of the places I ordered from sent me a bunch extra for free (?). The eye broke off a Shirley temple). Elsewhere around the house I planted the fawn, pink Hawaiian coral, princess margaret, dinner plate, dr Alexander Fleming, Catherine fontijn, and riches & fame, along with some old peonies I found hidden in giant clumps of overgrown daylillies that I spent the fall digging up and getting rid of. We have herds of deer next to a 100,000 acre national forest but I've been putting deer repellent pellets in the garden and knock on wood it's kept them away from everything except the rhododendrons (which I may not have applied enough pellets to, naively thinking they wouldn't come that close to the house. I now know they do not care, they go everywhere they want).