A prolific flowering plant with large white guard petals surrounding a centre of yellow staminoids that grow larger with as the flower ages. Flowers borne on stiffly upright stems with lots of side buds, therefore long flowering. 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.