The mid-pink flowers are single and open into a deeply cupped flower with a fringe-like centre of slender stamens. The flowers are carried on a reasonably upright bush of thick, leathery, deeply divided, dark-green leaves. This is new to me - we've just managed to get hold of some stock, so I'm yet to see it growing here on the nursery.
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.