@lesliecole49 I have had it a few years and never have so far. I do stuff some straw in the crown but that’s it. I am just west of London here so winters pretty mild. Apparently hardy to -5c. (40F) We are approx equivalent of USDA 8b if that helps.
Hi @elleq I wouldn’t say they are difficult in the sense that people think peonie are difficult. Ideally they need a sheltered position. This can be in full shade. The more sunny it is the more you will have to water it. The only real care you need to give it is to water it and protect it in winter. I am outside London and just stuff some straw in the crown in winter but some people further north also wrap the top of the trunk. They tend to be cheapest online. I got mine at the Palm Tree Company