I love having these come back every year. My photo does not due them justice cause you can't even see the pink on the inside. I've got a couple of actual pink peonies blooming soon too-can't wait!. I think this could be my favorite flower-they're like giant carnations! And when you first plant them, you have to wait as you won't have any blooms for like 3 years. last year was our first bloom, and I heard that every year for about 5 they will multiply. Super cool flower. And I did not make "my little peony" joke this time, which shows the maturation process I am going through . . .