Isn't it AMAZING!?!
For the most part, the colors in the photo are true; however in real life, the edges are more silver than they are white. I think this one must be a tetraploid as the petals are as irridescent as fine silk. The blossom is not quite as large as usual, only @ seven inches, often they are 9-10 inches... really.
I ought to move the bush to a better location, but I am afraid to do so. I bought it at a farmers' market stall @ 10 years ago for about $13. (At that time, White Flower Farm sold small bushes for $60.) It was just a stick with a HUGE bud. I do not know the variety, so I could not replace it. I am afraid it may not survive transplanting. Also, I don't think I could do a cutting as they are usually grafted to herbacious Paeonia root stock; a cutting probably would not survive here in zone 7. For now, I just keep my fingers crossed it will continue to live, even tho it isn't getting much bigger.
Don't you think those colors would be a great color palette for a spring quilt?
Happy spring! b