4 lovely peonies
an intersectional variety (these prefer a neutral to acidic soil) with large, soft yellow, citrus-scented flowers suffused with magenta at the centre.
velvety red petals open to a flattish shape early in the season, revealing golden stamens on plants 30in (75cm) tall.
Raised by victor lemoine of Nancy in 1906, this classic double bears fragrant pink flowers with silvery edges on plants up to 40in (1m) tall.
Fragrant, single white blooms with a boss of golden stamens close at night. like other singles, this tolerates a little shade.