This is a pure white double peony, with crimson flecks at the base of the center petals. It has the most wonderful fragrance. These are the first of the peonies to bloom every year, and when they do, we can usually get at least 30 flowers from one single bush. It's such a treat!
The blooms are huge, much larger than my hand!
The Vera Wang vase that I received as a 10th Anniversary present from my job was perfect for these heavy blooms. The leaded glass is sturdy enough to hold all these flowers. Here's a link to another post about this gorgeous vase.
For me, this is truly one of the great pleasures of summer!