We made an excursion to the Peony Man. He is a retired university professor with a garden deep in the forests of northern Uppland. He grows many perennials, some rare.

He is most famous for his more than one hundred types of Paeonia which he grows himself from seed. He didn’t have the one I was looking for (the yellow Paeonia mlokosewitschii). It was sold out for the season. I couldn’t however resist buying a couple of other varieties as well as some perennials.