Fragrant, bomb double flowers open in brilliant shades of cardinal red. It is generously furnished with petals, well-tailored and of excellent substance. The bud is massive, and both the intense color and immense size of the flower dominate the visual perception. Cut stems sheltered from the elements yield substantial flowers of exceptional quality. The petals do not drop even after the flower declines. It is a good bloomer with ample color on a tall, spreading bush. The long stem is thick but sags with the heavy flower and requires appropriate mechanical support. This variety was bred and selected for its superior cut flower qualities and furnishes fine stems for the vase. This professional grade peony is an appropriate choice for the cut flower garden and a well-regarded cutter for the florist industry.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Best Fragrant®; Our Own Peonies; APS Best in Show, 1998; exhibition variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; 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.
Disclosure: The image(s) above shows the actual cultivar named and described on this page. The pictures are a fair and accurate depiction of the flowers as they are, in vivo, and are not staged or altered otherwise. The descriptions are based on our experience with plants that are grown by us here in NW Missouri. All images and information presented are subject to US Copyright ©, cultivar names may be subject to US Registered Trademark ®, and/or subject to specific breeder rights such as US Plant Patent and/or USDA Plant Variety Protection as well as specific State of Missouri crop protection laws, and all rights thereto are reserved. Please note plant size, color, and health is due to a variety of environmental factors so results cannot be guaranteed and additionally that different web browsers may display colors slightly differently. These varieties may not be propagated commercially or exported without specific license and may be subject to export/import regulations. For inquiry send a written letter to Hollingsworth Peonies, Attn: Justin Peter Goldberg, Esq., P.O. Box 233, Maryville, MO 64468.