This herbaceous peony forms a low, bushy clump of very attractive finely divided green leaves which bear small red single flowers and yellow stamens. Flowers appear earlier than most herbaceous peonies.
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.