The fully double soft pink flowers when fully mature open into layers revealing a collar of yellow staminodes. There is a further tuft of staminodes is revealed in the middle as the central petals for a deep cup.
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.