- Common Name: Herbaceous Peony, Paeony
- Position: Full sun, Partial shade, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing, Sheltered
- Soil: Moist but well-drained, Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
- Flowers: Spring, Summer
- Flower Colour: White
- Hardiness: H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe
- Habit: Deciduous, Clump-forming
- Height & Spread: 90cm × 60cm
(Van Leeuwen 1928) Japanese style flower. Large white outer guard petals cup a centre of narrow golden yellow petaloids, and the middle of the bloom has green carpels. The foliage is quite distinct with a ribbed effect of the leaves. This peony was one of the jewels in Tom Stuart Smiths garden at the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show, which was grown for the show by us! Mid season growing to about 90cm in height. Unusually, the emerging shoots on this peony are green rather than red making a lovely contrast.
How to plant and care for peonies
If you have never grown a peony before, or just need a few tips or reminders, read our care guide here!