Peony recommendations for shared bed with roses
I would like to incorporate several peonies into a bed that I plan to create this summer. My vision is to have a continuous show of flowers on the corner of my lot near the sidewalk that passersby can enjoy.
The area receives full sun all day and is about 10 feet from the street. It is also near the bottom of a hill right at the swale between property lines. Water does not pond here, but with the lush green growth habit of my lawn in this area, I'd say that it gets plenty of water while being well-drained.
In this bed, I will also be planting 'Bonica' and 'The Fairy' roses. I would like the peonies to bloom early in the season, letting the roses take center stage once summer kicks in.
I think I prefer single or semi-double peonies which would require minimal staking.
Do you have any recommendations for which peony varieties might satisfy these constraints?
Do roses and peonies typically work well when planted side by side?
Thank you so much for your time!