Herbaceous Peony bot growing
I am hoping someone can help with a peony problem - not something i've attempted to grow before, so not sure what's the best approach.
I was given a herbaceous Peony "Kansas" crown by a friend - it was from known garden centre and i followed the instructions, initially putting the crown in a pot until the weather improved to enable me to dig over it's proper place in the garden.
The crown had 3 little pink buds, which are still there but it has not produced any leaves - it was in the pot for a few weeks and has been in the garden for about 3 months. I made sure it wasn't planted too deep (5cm below soil surface) and added in some fertiliser when i planted it.
Have i done something wrong and won't get any growth this year - or has my friend been sold a dud by the garden centre and i should just dig it up?
I have a blank space in the garden so did think about putting something else in its place and putting it back in to a pot somewhere safe and hope for the best next year!
Any help gratefully received!