- 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: Summer
- Flower Colour: Yellow
- Hardiness: H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe
- Habit: Deciduous, Clump-forming
- Height & Spread: 85cm × 60cm
(Calot 1869) A classic nineteenth century peony which is still adored 140 years later. Large globe shaped flowers of soft creamy white. Similar to Duchesse de Nemours, but possibly a little more yellow in the centre of the bloom. The sweetly scented flowers are particularly good for cutting. A later flowering variety which is also shorter growing to 85cm so it rarely needs staking.
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!