Paeonia lactiflora 'Benjamin Franklin' (Peony)
Garden Peonies are old favourites for late spring display, prized for their large, colourful and fragrant blooms. Plants form an upright bush of dark green leaves, remaining attractive all season. This selection offers double, bomb-type, red flowers appearing on strong, red mottled stems late-season. Delightful fragrance. Excellent for cutting. Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Flowering is always best in a sunny location. Trim off old stems to the ground in late fall, to help prevent disease problems.