- Common Name: Herbaceous peony, Paeony, Peony
- Position: Full sun, Partial shade, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing, Sheltered
- Soil: Moist but well-drained, Clay, Loam, Sand, Alkaline, Neutral
- Flowers: Spring, Summer
- Flower Colour: Pink
- Hardiness: H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe
- Habit: Deciduous, Clump-forming
- Height & Spread: 90cm × 60cm
(Wissing 1964). The amazing colour changing peony which has become one of the most popular for the cut flower market worldwide. Semi double with many blooms held on strong stems. The buds open salmon pink and gradually change to orange and finally to yellow. This is a truly ravishing plant. These particular peonies thrive best in soils that are not too wet in the winter. Early flowering during May, before the traditional lactiflora types. A medium grower attaining a height approx 90cm. Plant it where your neighbours will see it!
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!