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20 gorgeous peonies

Our guide to favorite varieties in pinks, reds, yellows, and more

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Blaze peony
Photo courtesy of Monrovia Nursery

'Blaze'Herbaceous peony

With ruffled red petals around a yellow center, these single blooms resemble fluffy bowls atop erect stems on a 2-foot-tall and 2 1/2-foot-wide plant.

Grow it behind spring bulbs or as an accent in perennial borders (blue-flowered Campanula glomerata makes a pretty companion). Bloom time is mid- to late spring.

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