- Common Name: Herbaceous peony, Paeony, Peony
- Synonyms: Paeonia broteroi 'Buckeye Belle', Paeonia lactiflora 'Buckeye Belle'
- Position: Full sun, Partial shade, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing, Sheltered
- Soil: Moist but well-drained, Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Alkaline, Neutral
- Flowers: Spring, Summer
- Flower Colour: Red
- Hardiness: H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe
- Habit: Deciduous, Clump-forming
- Height & Spread: 90cm × 50cm
This is the peony grown by us and planted to perfection by Luciano Guibellei in the Laurent Perrier Garden at the 2009 Chelsea Flower Show. Since then it has been used many times at Chelsea, because its a tremendously good plant!
This deep blood red very early flowering semi double peony from the United States is one of our clear favorites. It certainly commands attention. The colour is as bold as some of the tulips and the golden stamens peek out from among the petals. Flowering will often be in the middle of May. May be as tall as 90cm, but rarely needs staking.
How to plant and care for peonies
If you have never grown a peony before, or just need a few tips or reminders, read our care guide here!