Paeonia Karl Rosenfield prized for their blowsy, glamorous blooms and glossy, deeply cut foliage, peonies are held in deep affection by many gardeners, despite their shortish flowering season and vulnerability to peony wilt in damp weather. It's easy to see why. From the promise of early spring, when their red, mottled shoots pushthrough bare earth and the handsome foliage unfurls from spherical red buds, to early summer, when the huge flowers burst open, peonies exert a fascination that few can resist. 'Karl Rosenfield' has fragrant double flowers of startling magenta, from early to mid-summer among deeply cut mid green leaves. The reddish-bronze foliage of this striking peony provides interest from early spring and after the plant has flowered. This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
· Full sun or partial shade
· Fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained
· Average rate of growth
· Flowers June and July
· Fully hardy