This vigorous shrub has very large, double, purplish-red flowers. In the centre is a ring of golden stamens and because there are so many petals the mature flowers look particularly ruffled. The flowers are fragrant. Flowers late May.
Like all tree peonies, this shrub has woody stems that remain above ground throughout the year. Tree peonies need to planted with the grafting union placed at least 10 cm (4 inches) below the soil surface. Prune back any dead growth in spring as soon as the buds turn red.