Lightly ragged along the edges, the pale pink petals form a wide edge around a centre of broad, butter-yellow staminodes. These pale to soft cream as the bloom ages. Carried on slender, but stems with dark green leaves.
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.