Hardy, long-lived herbaceous perennials, Peonies have always been a cottage garden favourite and they're becoming more and more popular as gardeners discover the enormous range of beautiful and dramatic flowers.
Requiring very little maintenance, peonies are much easier to grow and flower than many people believe and with straight and strong stems, they're absolutely perfect for cutting, so you can enjoy their long-lasting display indoors.
A truly stunning variety, 'Many Happy Returns' explodes into colour in June when masses of huge, fragrant and luxurious double red flowers - that can easily reach 17cm (7in) across - erupt above its lush dark green leaves.
Grow in any fertile, free draining soil in borders or large pots in sun or partial shade and this sturdy plant will come back bigger and bolder year on year, and with its joyful name, it's a great Birthday gift idea for someone special. What a way to celebrate!
Supplied as a bare root for immediate planting, growing to around 85cm (3ft).
Supplied as a bare root for immediate planting.
Planting your Peony 'Many Happy Returns'
Pruning your Peony: