- 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: Cream, Pink
- Hardiness: H6 - Hardy in all of the UK and Northern Europe
- Habit: Deciduous, Bushy
- Height & Spread: 90cm × 60cm
(Hoogendoorn 1949). This must be one of the most famous of all herbaceous peonies and deservedly so. Upright lemony cream, ribbon-like petaloids fill the large bowl shaped flower formed by the bright pink guard petals. A strikingly lovely fragrant peony for the flower border which will never disappoint. Mid to late flowering. Height approx 90cm.
Containerised plants are recently potted field grown plants. They will not have rooted through the pot yet, so the compost may fall away when you plant them. This is the normal way to treat field grown peonies & roses, and nothing to worry about. Just incorporate the compost into the planting hole, gently firm in, and water well.
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!