Beginning in late spring and extending into summer, this plant sets enormous 7-inch blooms packed with soft pink to cream petals. Cut the blooms just as they begin to open and they will last 10 days or so in the vase; they can also be refrigerated for several weeks to extend Peony season well into summer. Or you may just have to leave them on the plant, where they will generously perfume the entire garden!
'Eden's Perfume' reaches 30 inches high and up to 3 feet wide, thriving in any well-drained soil. Peonies are famously easy to grow (the pioneers transplanted them from their northeastern gardens into the unplowed soil of the west, after carrying the plants for months in covered wagons!). Give them a season to "find their feet" in your garden, and then sit back and enjoy the show, which will increase in size and beauty with each passing year.
These blooms are in the "bomb" style of Peony, very elegant and packed with petals. They combine beautifully with darker red and pure white Peonies, and are the best friend of the rose. Planting a Peony is truly a legacy, for its blooms will be enjoyed for many years to come. Zones 2-8.