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The West's best flowers for borders, beds, bouquets, and containers

20 gorgeous peonies

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

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Kansas peony flower
Photo courtesy of Monrovia Nursery

'Kansas'Herbaceous peony

Huge double blooms of rich carmine red top bold stems; the blooms, which start appearing in mid- to late spring, are striking in bouquets (try them with clusters of blue-flowered forget-me-nots). The plant grows 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

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