The petals of the large, semi-double, scarlet red flowers at first curl into a deep cup. As the flower ages the petals open into a large flat flower with a central ring of golden stamens. Sometimes a few white streaks may be decorate the petals.
Like all tree peonies, this shrub has woody stems that remain above ground throughout the year. Tree peonies need to planted with the grafting union placed at least 10 cm (4 inches) below the soil surface. Prune back any dead growth in spring as soon as the buds turn red.