My old-fashioned red peony had a couple of very early flowers. Other shoots looked as if there might be buds to follow, but most of them came to nothing.
Three shoots however, have done something I have never seen before and produced what look like little bulbils where the bud should be, each complete with a tiny green leaf, like garlic. I'm assuming it is another effect of this years weather: I did consider fasciation at first, but the appearance is too uniform.
I don't know whether to leave them and see what happens or remove them and pot them up. I don't actually need any more of these peonies, but just fascinated to find out if I can grow them on. Any ideas out there?