Fragrant, full double flower opens white, vailed in pink, soon fading to ivory white imparting a faint golden glow in heart of the bloom. Layers of petals grade successively smaller toward the center forming a large, nicely tailored flower. The buds have red markings while the open flower is free of red stipple. The lack of markings is a superior trait in white flowering varieties and preferred by florists wanting clean white stems for arrangements. The bush has a very satisfying plant habit, it is quite vigorous and a dependable bloomer. It produces ample color on a verdant bush within a few years of planting. This bush is of medium height with flowers sufficiently close to the foliage for a trim and neat appearance. The strong stems are just long enough for cutting and lend well for concealed support mechanics when needed against severe weather events. The stems are well-clad in deep green foliage. The leaves remain healthy and green for the growing season, well into fall here in NW Missouri. A fine peony, worthy of an accent point in the sunny border or cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; APS Gold Medal, 1943; fragrant; 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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