Peonies are hardy perennials and produce a vast display of blooms rising up above the attractive foliage. They are available as single, double or semi-doubled plants, in an array of different colors. Choosing white peonies creates a magnificent contrast against the green foliage.
Charlie’s White Peony
This is a full-centered, double white bloom of large outer petals curling around smaller inner tufts of the slightly yellow heart. This is a popular variety for use as cut flowers and is lightly scented. It is easy to grow and is one of the earlier varieties to bloom around May. This variety may be grown in USDA hardiness zone 2 and prefers full sunlight.
Krinkled White Peony
This variety can grow to a height of 3 to 4 feet in USDA hardiness zone 2. This is a single bloom of large white petals encasing a yellow center of stamens. The petals are slightly crinkled, lending this attribute to its name. A slightly scented variety, it is excellent for cutting and begins blooming in early spring. It prefers full sunlight and can be expected to live for around 20 years.
This is a semi-doubled variety of peony. Its bowl-shaped petals sit on a red mottled stem above dark green leaves. This peony can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8 and blooms during late spring. The Mildred May prefers full sun with a slight dappled shade and can grow to 3 feet tall with an equal spread.