I absolutely love peonies. They are just gorgeous, huge blooms, so dainty & delicate. I planted this peony bush 2 summers ago. This is “our” 3rd summer together. It’s a perennial (comes back every year) and I get soooo tickled with myself when I see the sprouts coming out of the ground in the spring – which means I didn’t kill it – LOL. Last year I had only 1 bud that bloomed and this year . . . I have 8 buds. A couple of weeks ago I noticed ants crawling all over the buds and I kept flicking them off – so annoying! It was soooo annoying that I decided to google “ants and peonies” . . . evidently ants are good for your peonies because they eat the sap that the buds produce which helps to open the blooms! Who knew!?!? I just clipped these 2 blooms last night – from the same plant . . . the blooms have always been white with pink tint to them and then there was this solid pink one – LOVE!!