This produces very large flowers with soft pink guard petals and a large inner clump of waxy, slender, cream stamenoides. The flowers are held upright on good strong stems above deep green leaves. Nice, but light scent. Mid 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.