P. ludlowii is a tree peony with the following characteristics: small flower (8-10 cm diameter) in bright yellow with prominent stamen. The leaf has deep splits which divide it into nine little leaflets. Very pleasant scent; flowers loved by bees. The shrub is very tall with vigorous growth. It forms a large woody shrub, with few branches, broad and sometimes exceeding two and a half metres in height. Intermediate flowering. It is also called “Tibetan peony” as it is originally from the area in southeast Tibet.