This fully double, sweetly scented flower has white petals that are faintly touched with pink. The pink fades as the flower evolves and when fully open the flower forms a loose, but neat dome revealing a few yellow stamens. Borne on strong stems, the leaves are carried all the way down the stems. Opens early and blooms through to mid season.
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.