Single; large, flower opens brilliant cool pink. Two rows of broad, nicely rounded guard petals center a contrasting boss of light-yellow stamens. Intensity of the pigmentation varies through an unusually wide range, changing with the length of spring warm-up and the associated prevailing temperatures. One flower per stem is presented near the foliage, has a mild, pleasant fragrance and retains its cupped shape well through petal fall. Well furnished with large leaflets on medium height stems, the plant appearance holds up well into summer, on vigorous plants, which increase well. Stems are strong, upright and self-supporting; the bush retains shape without support. It is an excellent landscape peony that does well in a perennial border or mass plantings.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Cut®; Hollingsworth's Best™; Fragrant variety; Rare variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; deer resistant; cut flower garden; mass plantings.
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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