Welcome early summer with fragrant 5-7" double, carmine red double blooms. Growing 2-3' tall, this impressive peony looks great when planted as a hedge or specimen in the landscape. Its dark shiny lobed leaves look lovely even after the blooms are gone. Plant in full sun to partial shade. 2-3 eye division. Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas' Deer tend to avoid.
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. They take a while to establish, often 3 years before the first bloom—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.