I bought this peony three years ago and this year is its first flowering. I take a long look at these pictures because with all the rain we've been having, they didn't last long. The flowers are magnificent, but the plant only flowers once in June, adding its beauty to that of the roses.
Once established they will come back year after year and blend beautifully with other cottage garden flowers. This one is in a pot. They don't like being moved, but in order to get the best out of it, I wanted it close to the house. It graces the patio.
If you haven't tried growing peonies, I recommend you try. They require little maintenance, stand up to our bad winters and are relatively trouble free plants.