- Common Name: Herbaceous Peony, Paeony
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Well-drained to moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
- Flowers: June
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
- Habit: Herbaceous perennial
(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!