Grace your landscape with sweetly scented, big, colorful spring blooms. Peonies are beloved favorites of many gardeners. These beauties have fancy double blossoms that reach 5-6" across. Blooms in late spring and grows up to 3'. Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima' Peonies have few requirements: give them a sunny well-drained location, plant 2-4' apart, with the eyes (new buds at the crown) no more than 2" below soil level and apply fertilizer or compost in spring. They take a while to establish, often 3 years before the first bloom—but the wait is worth it. They are heirloom quality. Let them grow undisturbed and they will bring joy to you and your loved ones through the decades.