Bring some glamour to your garden with the Peony Shirley Temple! Its large, rose-shaped blooms in a pale blush pink make for a stunning display, eventually fading to a neutral white shade. It's also a treat for your senses, as this plant has a beautiful floral scent to it. While the 'Shirley Temple' is later flowering than many peonies, it's definitely a case of good things come to those who wait.
Yes, this plant is indeed named after the late American child star from the 1940s! Its blooms make great cut-flowers for you to snip off and enjoy inside your home. And outside, the Peony Shirley Temple will attract butterflies to your garden.
The Peony has few care needs and is a reliable plant, suited to beginners. Simply position somewhere it can get part sun and shade, and keep its soil well-drained. Remember, it will die down naturally in late summer, but re-emerge full of life come the spring.
Please note, this plant will arrive un-bloomed, so expect to find a supportive stick within a nursery pot. That way, you get to witness the joy of this plant growing up from its infancy to producing magnificent flowers.
How to keep me happy
Plant size: W17cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Ideal for: I'm happy in a pot or a flowerbed
Position in: I like the sun, but I'm okay with a bit of shade
Pollinator: The bees and butterflies love me
Easy to grow: I'm a low maintenance plant
Scented: I'll help your garden to smell lovely
Jo's Top Tip
Prune away flowers as their colours fade as this will encourage healthy growth and new blooms.