Growing guide

How to grow herbaceous and intersectional peonies

With their sumptuous, romantic blooms in shades of soft pink, white and glossy red, these are traditional border stars. Take care not to plant them too deep, give them rich soil and plenty of sun, and they'll be the belles of your border for several glorious weeks in early summer.

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