Even though it has been rainy and cool, the tree Peonies don't care. My pink one starts out dark and gets paler. I have had it for a number of years and it is getting much bigger. The new one in the back was planted last year because the garage addition pulverized the magenta one. It had loads of blooms for such a little plant. I woild love to make a quilt with these large blooms, but I have an extreme dislike for raw edge. Not sure I could pull off the piecing or turned edge applique to accomplish this.