Peonies are the most glamorous of perennials with big, beautiful, often scented flowers that are good for cutting.
Of all the perennials we can grow in our gardens peonies must be some of the most glamorous. The big flowers are often blowsy, sometimes simply shaped are carried on long stems above a clump of handsome, deeply divided leaves that turn lovely shades of red in autumn. All the peonies we sell are herbaceous (die back in autumn). They are easy to grow once established, needing very little attention, and very long lived.
Of the different types of peonies Intersectional Peonies are not only the most beautiful, they are the longest to bloom. The flowers and foliage are in perfect proportion to each other, taking on the best characteristics of its parents, the tree (woody) and herbaceous peony.
The term Tree Peony is a little confusing as it seems to describe a plant that grows to the height of a tree, which it does not. The main difference between Tree Peonies and their herbaceous cousins is that Tree peonies don’t die back in winter.