A delicate plant producing a handsome dome of deeply divided, mid green leaves. In early spring it is covered, for a short while, with relatively small, cupped pure-white flowers. Delightful. 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.