10 Of The Prettiest Peony Varieties To Plant In Your Garden

With over 100 varieties, deciding which kind of peony to plant in your garden is no easy feat. Urban flower farmer Sarah Nixon makes it a bit easier.

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Pink and white peonies with roses

Photo, Kelly Brown.

Peony—the flower that captivates gardeners (amateurs included!) and floods your social media feeds for most of June and July. The good news is that peonies thrive all over Canada and are super easy to care for. Our gardening expert Sarah Nixon has chosen 10 beautiful peony varieties to get you inspired for ‘grammable blooms this season. (Here’s how to plant and care for them.)

Sarah Nixon is an urban flower farmer and floral designer in Toronto. Since 2002 her flower company, My Luscious Backyard, has sustainably grown over 50 varieties of cut flowers in a micro-farm arising in many residential yards in Toronto’s downtown west side. 

Originally published June 2018; Updated May 2019.