grow in full sun
Peonies are long lived plants, but they often resent disturbance. They are ideal for a mixed, herbaceous, or shrub border. If ingested, all parts can cause mild stomach upset. Grow in deep, fertile, humus rich, moist but well drained soil in full sun or slightly filtered sun light, feed annually with organic matter. They need cold winters and the soil should not be allowed to dry out in summer. They may need staking and remove deadheads and dead shoots.