You will love this plant and its heavenly upward facing, mildly fragrant, semi-double flowers that are a unique purplish-red with prominent white streaking.
'Shima-Nishiki' is a tree peony meaning it is a multi-stemmed, deciduous, woody shrub that typically grows to 3-4' tall and as wide. Unlike herbaceous peonies, the stems of tree peonies (which are woody plants) do not die to the ground in winter and should not be cut back after frost. No pruning is required, except to cut out dead wood or suckers in early spring. Its foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season.
'Shima-Nishiki' means fire flame in Japanese. Paeonias are excellent in borders as specimens and in groups. They are also effective as accents or hedges along fences, sidewalks, driveways or walls. The flowers are extremely showy and look wonderful in cut flower bouquets!