First time planting echinops and the instructions say plant them with the pointed tip upwards an inch below the surface. Well, my bulbs just look like twisty, stringy bits of root that are pointy both ends? And if I plant them 'standing up' an inch below the surface this means 4 or 5 inches of stringy bits will be waving about in the air!
Are the slightly thicker parts the 'bottom'?
Any help much appreciated