This cool-climate plant has spectacular large, fragrant, ruffled or single flowers that burst into life in spring. There are many different varieties of peonies and can come in the form of an evergreen shrub (Paeonia suffruticosa Hybrids) or herbaceous perennial (Paeonia lactiflora) which dies down in winter and reshoots again in spring.
Full sun/partial shade. Sheltered from the hot afternoon sun.
Fertile well drained soils
Best planted in autumn to early spring – cool climates only