Herbaceous or shrubby plant for northern climates..Grown for it's showy flowers..
Oh I have to add and scent!
They are outrageously beautiful.
And they look so pretty with anything.. in a bowl..in an arrangement.in a Ball jar..we couldn't get these here last year.. a fairy from the states sent me some..:)♥
My whites have yet to open..
I have picked several buds to refrigerate and make a small bouquet perhaps in Sept when all that blooms is gold..To have a soft romantic bouquet..
I learned about that here..
Thanks again Debbie..
Tree peonies are great too..My deep fushia one has bloomed.. I am not sure about the yellow one yet..it suffered a pruning shock 2 yrs ago..I think she is paying me back with attitude.:)
Don't plant your peonies too deep..full sun is best..remove spent flowers and cut back in fall..
They are an affair of the heart.
I just read that they are edible..will research more on that though:)
And I am going to try and dry a few big pompoms to see what happens..:)
Yesterday was glorious in QC..today seems more of the same..so the peonies can have their glory longer much to my content..
If you don't have a peony shrub..do try one..I think you will fall in love.