This single flowered beauty is unique amongst peonies because in spring the early foliage is golden-green. These are topped early in the season with lovely, soft pink flowers that open to reveal raspberry flares radiating from the central stamens. A rarity, that fits beautifully into a spring garden.
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.