This is Peony 'Pink Hawaiian Coral', a real star in the peony beds in early June.
She starts off this deep coral & gradually fades to a clotted cream over time in the vase.
Most of my Peonies were planted 3 years ago so I'm beginning to cut a few stems this year. They need time to build a strong root system to produce a good crop, so cut very lightly in the early years.
Talk about deferred gratification - resisting cutting them in previous years has been difficult!
But given time & patience, they can continue to crop for 30 + years.
So those plants might seem expensive in the beginning but not so bad in the long run.
Always grateful for supplies from other British growers with acres of mature plants to boost my numbers & make sure I have plenty.
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.