This large, rather shaggy, double flower has soft lemon petals that are not as numerous in the early years when the flowers are more likely to be semi-double in formation. As the plant ages the petals fill out and open into a fully double, flat flower on straight stems. The handsome dark foliage gives the Hybrid parentage away.
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.