Here's the box it came in.
Each tuber was in a separate brown bag with its label.
When I took them out, I was pleased to see that these were very large tubers.
Here's a close up view of each individual plant.
Since these divisions were so strong, I decided to break all up into several pieces so I can get multiple plants on each species since itoh peonies are known to regenerate from fragments. This is why people can tissue culture propagate this plant.
I used a ceramic knife to make very clean cuts.
I used old potting soil for all of these plants, but I have replenished the nutrients in the soil mix by adding some azomite(micronutrient), azos, and mykos.
I also used juicy roots cloning gel to help them root out faster.
Here they are potted up.
Here are the results after 1 week of growth. There are more than 5 pots because I ended up dividing them up even further to ensure that I could get more plants. The larger tuber pieces generally produce the fastest growing sprouts.
I have also made some willow tea, and poplar tea by taking their tree limbs, putting them in a 5 gallon bucket, and pouring boiling water in the buckets to get a natural rooting hormone. I believe that this should give these guys a boost to help them root out faster.
Here's the link to the update on June 2nd