What can you expect to receive when you get peonies from us? The quick answer, high quality roots.
In more detail, our divisions are prepared to meet and exceed the industry Number One grade, three to five "eyes" (the common name for matured shoot buds). The fields, plants and the roots are USDA inspected. This is to assure that the stock and the roots are of the highest quality possible.
We send out plants that have enough food storage root volume per "eye" to support first year shoot growth all the way to a flower. The actual size, dimensions, weight, and volume of the root may vary greatly between the various cultivars. The physical appearance also varies between cultivars. However, we send roots that are considered extra-large for a given cultivar.
Inasmuch as our divisions are cut from fourth-year plants, they have flower bud initials already established in strong shoot buds. While this does not guarantee first spring flowering at your site, it is made possible.