The more colourful the flower of the peony, the more fragrant it is
Paeonia 'Shirley Temple' is a very popular, light pink peony that blooms profusely in May and June, with mildly fragrant, pale pink, üover-sized flowers that quickly turn pure white. The lobed and pointed green leaves are also attractive throughout the growing season. The flowers are deep red when they sprout from the ground in spring. The Shirley Temple peony prefers a site in full sun or partial shade and will thrive in any well-drained, humus-rich, not too dry soil. This variety, which is over 60 years old (1951), is also very robust and hardy.
Peony, very beautiful flowers
There are few plants that produce such impressive flowers as the peony. The peony in bud is actually not very remarkable. However, as soon as it starts to flower, it is as if an explosion takes place: within a very short time, an incredible amount of delicate flowers appear. Perhaps this is why the peony is considered a sign of love, happiness, health, prosperity and blossoming romance.
A peony goes well in the perennial border, where it combines beautifully with such plants as Alchemilla mollis (lady's mantle), Salvia nemorosa or geranium It is also very suitable as a cut flower.