Semi-double, large flower opens deep orange-coral. The color passes to coral-peach shades and matures into a pale creamy beige over time. Several layers of strongly cupped petals grade smaller inward to a cluster of light-yellow stamens. It is a nicely tailored flower with good substance. The bush has a fair plant habit, it is quite vigorous, increases well and is a dependable bloomer. However, it is a sprawling bush with very long stems and requires mechanical support. This variety furnishes excellent, long-lasting stems for the vase which makes it a great choice for the cut flower garden. It is a well-regarded peony for the florist industry and the most demanded for floral decoration.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; APS Gold Medal, 1986; APS Best in Show, 2003 & 2006; RHS Award of Garden Merit; champion class; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; deer resistant; cutter in commercial use.
Basic Growing Requirements
Full Sun. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.
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