This Japanese style flower that looks fully double as the large outer petals of rich carmine-red and a very full ball of frilly petals that are lined with white. These are held nicely on upright stems.
Peonies will grow in most soils as long as they are not wet, including clay soils. They require a sunny or partially shaded site. Herbaceous peonies need to be planted with the eye (the dormant pink buds) no more than 2.5cm below the surface of the soil. Do not mix manure in the soil before planting as this may rot the eyes.