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Peony Plants

Peony plants are loved for their flamboyant, frilly and giant blooms. Peonies last a long time and improve with age, so are well worth the investment. Enjoy these fragrant blooms from May to June in cut flower displays too.

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Peony plants – more info

Peony plants are a timeless favourite, known for their large, fragrant blooms. These perennial plants add a touch of charm to any garden, with elegant, long-lasting flowers. Whether planted in borders, beds or containers, peonies offer a stunning display each spring and early summer. Easy to care for and available in a variety of colours and forms, they are perfect for gardeners of all levels. Here are some peony-growing tips to help you choose the best variety.

When to plant peonies?

Peonies should be planted in the autumn, between September and November. This allows their roots to establish before the onset of winter. Planting in the autumn ensures that peonies will be well set to produce their beautiful blooms in the spring and early summer.

Which peonies are most fragrant?

The most fragrant peonies include varieties like 'Sarah Bernhardt’, ‘Eden’s Perfume' and ‘Julia Rose’. These offer a sweet fragrance as well as visual beauty.

Which peonies are best for containers?

Varieties like ‘Shirley Temple’, ‘Sorbet’, ‘Hillary’ and ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral' are well-suited for container-growing as they have a manageable size and still produce stunning blooms.