‘Gay Paree’ Peony is a prolific bloomer with a romantic perfume. Single-petaled, so it’s less likely to be beaten down by spring rains. This peony has light green leaves, and in mid-season, bears large, Japanese-type, deep cerise-pink outer (guard) petals that cup a cluster of ivory interior petals. These striking blossoms draw in admirers from near and far and contribute to this cultivar’s popularity. Distinctive, long-lived and deer resistant.
The Peony is an extremely long-lived, hardy, shrub-like plant. Once they’re established, they’re as hardy and dependable as oaks, creating a fantastic season of bloom in your yard year after year. The spreading clumps form hedges. Excellent cut flower. Peonies are a standard of the perennial border, both as specimens and in groups. Also effective as accents or herbaceous hedges along fences, sidewalks, driveways or walls. Flowers are extremely showy, and foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season, either alone or as a frame or backdrop for other flowering perennials. Often thought of as a plant used on the farm or out in the country, they bring a little bit of that country feeling to your garden. It is not uncommon to see peonies planted in a mass.