This free-flowering plant produces ball-like flowers of bright crimson. The petals curl inwards and are notched along the edges. The blooms are carried on strong stems with dark green leaves. 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.