This beautiful and refined plant has deeply cupped soft pink, single flowers that fade over time to pale lemon. The petals are as delicate looking as crepe paper. They surround a big centre of golden stamens. The flowers sit just above a mound of large, mid-green leaves that remain handsome all summer. Early to bloom.
Peonies will grow in most soils as long as they are not wet, including clay soils. They require a sunny or partially shaded site. Herbaceous peonies need to be planted with the eye (the dormant pink buds) no more than 2.5cm below the surface of the soil. Do not mix manure in the soil before planting as this may rot the eyes.