- 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: 70cm × 60cm
(Saunders 1949). Moonrise is a Saunders hybrid derived from a cross between lactiflora and peregrina. Unusually this produced a peony with single pale yellow flowers which are delightfully fragrant. The foliage is pale green in the style of peregrina. A marvellous and sturdy garden peony which will provide many years of pleasure. An early flowering plant and shorter in stature to just around 70cm, Hightly recommended.
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!