Double; large, flower opens crimson with a pronounced purple overcast. Attractive color and darker than ‘Karl Rosenfield’. Not always fully double, yellow stamens visible. Vigorous with satisfying plant habit, good grower, reliable bloomer with ample color on large, tall bush. Long, straight stems, leaning with open flower, consider adding mechanical support when to be flowered in the viewed landscape. A dependable heirloom variety that does well in the landscape and furnishes fine stems for cutting. It is an excellent cut flower garden peony.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Heirloom variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; deer resistant; cut flower garden.
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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