- Common Name: Herbaceous Peony, Paeony
- Synonyms: Paeonia lactiflora 'President Taft'
- Position: Full sun, Partial shade, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing, Sheltered
- Soil: Moist but well-drained, Clay, Loam, Sand, Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
- Flowers: Summer
- Flower Colour: Pink
- Hardiness: H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe
- Habit: Deciduous, Clump-forming
- Height & Spread: 85cm × 60cm
(Calot 1857) One of the oldest peonies in cultivation and still one of the most endearing. Sensational flowers of the palest rose pink; the colour is incredibly uniform and is minutely splashed on a white underlay. The centre of the flower is prominently flecked with crimson. This is a very good peony for cutting, the fragrant blooms lasting for ages in a vase. Quite late flowering, this peony which grows to approx 85cm and should be part of any collection.
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!