Any chance that there is a variety that will grow/bloom in Central Florida?
Most of us outside of Florida do not know much about your climate. Here in zone 9 California, I grow lots of Peonies, all of which bloom regularly. Al
Part of the problem of central Florida is that much of the ground is peaty from the swamps that used to be over the southern 2/3's of the state. The peaty soils are high acid soils which most peonies do not like. Depending on where you are in Florida, Central Florida covers a wide are, try growing tree peonies in Large pots. 15 gallon or bigger. I was in Pahokia, sorry spelling,and at least the year of Wilma that area got more than enough chill hours. I would keep the pot in a shady area.