Bomb double flower opens plum red. The color is even throughout and holds its intensity especially if opened as a cut stem. The outer petals form a saucer that holds a large ball of inner petals. These inner segments are relatively long and incurved, creating a silhouette that is as tall as it is wide. The flower is well tailored, of good substance, and of exhibition quality. It is a striking flower and unique among cut flower garden peonies due to its exceptional flower form and color. This peony has a satisfying plant habit, dependable bloom, vigorous, and produces a sizable bush within a few years of planting. Long stems, spreading with open flower requiring mechanical support when to be flowered in the landscape. The foliage is glossy, medium green, the leaflets are quite large. They are distinctly rounded and cupped, of bright green color at flowering, leaf condition may decline upon onset of heat and drought, supplemental irrigation and protection from direct mid-day sun is beneficial. A remarkable peony that makes a great addition to a cut flower garden and furnishes fine stems for the vase.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Our Own Peonies; rare variety; exhibition variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; deer resistant.
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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