Paeonia corsica. This is a fantastic species peony from Corsica, Sicily and a couple of other islands in the Mediterranean. Early to show in the spring with bronzed salmon new growth, this has superb pink flowers sometimes as early as March. The foliage looks great all summer and the late summer and fall seed display is very good. A virtually trouble-free, low maintenance and water-wise plant that just gets better each year and is easy enough for the novice but carries more than enough panache to satisfy the serious collector.