What goes with peonies? Here are a few of my favorites.
This sunny spot is home to a huge Baptisia 'Purple Smoke', which goes perfectly with any peony planted nearby. It's kind of a giant, and tends to be a leaner in a semi-shaded garden, so I prop it
up as much as I can so it doesn't completely obliterate any neighboring peonies.
The big-headed Allium are also good companions.
This old-fashioned peony, 'Mme Ducel' is positioned on the sunny side of a shaded bed,
where Hakonechloa 'All Gold' brightens up the background.
One of my favorite white-on white combos is Peony 'White Wings' with Ornithogalum magnum, a hardy bulb that can be planted in the fall.
I love Siberian iris for its ease of culture and healthy foliage that offers grass-like vertical interest through the season. And there is little better for accenting almost any shade of peonies.
The more the merrier makes for a colorful combination. Peony 'Mme Ducel' holds her
own along with self-seeded Digitalis and ornamental Amaranth, with Peony 'Clown' in
the background at the right.
Picking flowers for bouquets is a fun way to determine what goes with what in your garden.