***Update: Peonies are NOT readily grown here in La La Land. I believe they need a deep freeze, something that I myself have gladly not experienced in over fourteen years. These beauties were bought for $6.99 at the Trader Joe's down the road. I exclaimed over them like I do every year they turn up and every day that I see them opening ever outward. They're feminine, blowzy, sexy -- I love them. I wish I was one.