I don't know what the variety is called by these double-headed blooms are so small--about 2 inches in diameter--and delicate.
The ones below, on the other hand, are the biggest and hardiest in the yard!
I have been trying to grow peonies for several years now, without success--well, moderate success: two of the four plants I started with are still alive!
Last year I got, I think, one bloom.
This year, one of the plants has about six buds on it--I'm beside myself with anticipation. But I just realized they are probably going to bloom in the coming week, while I'll be away visiting my brother.
Told my niece she should cut any blooms and enjoy them.