Tree or herbaceous?
I am totally new to peonies. I want to plant several in the fall, which I gather is the best time. I live in the woods, so soil is very good, lots of organics and well draining. I have lots of shade/partial shade spots, and a few sunny spots. Doe a peony do well in partial shade, and does the tree vs herbaceous matter for this?
Also, what's the plus and minus of tree vs herb? It seems like the tree is more expensive, and has larger flowers. Any other distinctions between them? Does one handle shade better than another?
As said, I have a few sunny locations, but I'd rather put these as close to partial shade as possible, as they will be competing with my lilacs which I also plan to plant in the fall.