A floral gardening guide to the ultra popular peony. From Shawnee Chief to Top Brass, this guide to over 60 varieties of peonies presents an eclectic selection of specimens--from those with the best visual appearance and the most fragrant perfume, to those that are easiest to grow and produce the best cutting flowers. With commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow growing advice, and glorious photography, Peonies will appeal to anyone who appreciates the romance of the majestic peony. Journalist Jane Eastoe is author of Vintage Roses (Gibbs Smith, 2016) plus gardening and outdoor books published by National Trust Books (UK). Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom , is a leading floral photographer whose work also appeared in Vintage Roses .