Hardy to Zone 7 with protection
Upon receipt of bare root plant, unpack carefully, position eyes, new shoots or cut stalk in a upward position. Plant directly in a well drained potting mix or garden soil, in the ground or container. Cover rhizome at least 1 to 2" in depth, water thoroughly and keep soil moist but not wet.
When signs of new growth appears, begin fertilization with any balanced fertilizer 16-16-16 or 14-14-14. Regimental fertilization is the key element for optimal growth and flowering during there growing season March - November.
In zones 6 and lower, rhizomes should be dug after first frost and stored in a dry peat moss and frost free area until after last frost of spring and replanted.
If grown in containers bring indoors in a cool, dry area, with minimal water.