A difficult colour to describe. The flowers are large, double and clear rich pink-red. They are compact, frilly and borne on upright stems above a robust clump of leaves. Excellent for cutting. Mid season to late 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.