The Duchesse De Nemours Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) is a classic, elegant perennial known for its fragrant, creamy-white double flowers. To plant the bulbs, choose a sunny or partially shaded location with well-draining, fertile soil. In autumn, dig a hole about 12-18 inches deep and wide, and mix in compost or aged manure to enrich the soil.
Place the peony bulb with the eyes (buds) facing upwards, ensuring they are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Fill the hole and water well. Peonies require minimal care, but make sure to keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and remove faded flowers to promote healthy growth. In autumn, cut back the foliage to ground level to reduce the risk of diseases over winter.