$32.00 (excl. tax)
An heirloom variety that has enjoyed immense popularity and delighted the senses of countless flower lovers in the 150 + years she has been cultivated across the globe. If you tour the suburbs for five minutes there is a good probability you will encounter this much beloved variety. However, the fact that Festiva Maxima is ubiquitously grown should not be taken to mean she is of pedestrian tastes, quite the opposite in fact. There is a reason Festiva Maxima has succeeded wherever peonies can be conceivably grown. Her flowers are enormous, an attractive loose rose-double in form, and garbed in white with crimson flecks distinguishing the most central petals. Fragrance is intoxicating, pervasive and sweet. Stems are tall and of reasonable strength, but best viewed with some structural support in the landscape. Plants have a time-tested vigor, dependability, and heavy flowering nature, contributing to their widespread success. You be the judge – after reading her list of star qualities, can you resist growing her? Side buds are present that extend the blooming period.