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A perennial with large glossy leaves and flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer.
They grow best in full sun and well-drained soil. This one is in my front yard.
On my peony, I have seen wasps (Photo No. 2), hoverflies (Photo No. 3), an unidentified bug (Photo No. 4), and ants. While some of these insects, such as the wasps, are pollinators, they are not the type of pollinators that bring much beauty to a garden, such as butterflies and bumblebees. Also, while the flowers are very pretty to look at, they are only in bloom for a short period of time and when they get too heavy, they drag the plant to the ground. Based on my observations, I do not recommend the peony for the Pollinators Detective Mission.