I love Peonies. I don’t know why, but I’m so drawn to them. At one time I even contemplated getting a tattoo of a Peony. They are far superior to the rose. Which I believe is totally over rated. I’m not into things that can hurt me. It’s a little ironic since I live in the ‘City of Roses’. I guess I’ve never been known for being main stream. If you look closely at the these Peonies, you will see little ants on them. If anyone has a solution to get rid of the ants, I would love to hear it. Because of the little buggers, I don’t bring the flowers into the house. Well, that and my cats would just eat them. So they stay in my yard for me to view from a far.