The classic, old-fashioned rose scent—sweet, romantic and a bit nostalgic—really dresses up a garden. And you can let it dance over your perennial beds on a plant that'll last decades with practically no maintenance. Edulus Superba Peony is an heirloom peony that's been prized for nearly two centuries in garden design. Lush, lasting foliage is joined very early in the season by magnificent rich-colored blooms. It's also a favorite for commercial growing, thanks to the incredible scent and very floriferous nature.This is an easy peony—it's great for heavy clay soils and is rarely bothered by deer, the only thing it may need is some support to keep the flower stems standing tall. Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulus Superba'
Peonies have few requirements: give them a sunny well-drained location, plant 2-4' apart, with the eyes (new buds at the crown) no more than 2" below soil level and apply fertilizer or compost in spring. Healthy peonies take time to establish, often 3 years before they start blooming—but the wait is worth it. They are heirloom quality. Let them grow undisturbed and they will bring joy to you and your loved ones through the decades. Plus, even before they begin producing blooms, you can depend on a handsome foliage display from spring through fall.