There is nothing better than a peony!
I seriously do have my kids say this.
I wait all spring for these. They tease me with balled up blossoms that ever so slowly grow . The promise is there early, you just have to wait for it. Finally, they start to pop. The smell is perfect. The flowers are huge and you can fill a vase with just 3 blooms. The glossy leaves are a bonus. They are perrenials. Very little maintainace.
When we were in New York a few weeks ago, they were selling them on the street for $6 a bloom. I am rich in Peonies!