A broad clump of deeply divided, leathery, mid-green leaves is covered with large, semi-double flowers that open rich pink and fade with time to soft yellow. The petals form a neat rosette around a small centre of soft yellow stamens. A new variety to us, so not many available.
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.