Fragrant, bomb double; large, flower opens in salmon to coral shades. Intensity of the pigmentation varies through a wide range, changing with the length of spring warm-up and the associated temperatures. Large, nicely shaped guard petals surround a center of narrower, elongated segments of same color, interspersed with faintly, golden edged petalodes. An attractive flower of unique low profile and neatly tailored form. Good plant habit, vigorous, free flowering, and ample color on a substantial, medium height bush. Stout stems hold flowers well, staking not required when cultivated in good growing conditions. It makes for a prominent peony in the landscape and an excellent choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Fragrant®; Best Cut®; APS Gold Medal 2002; APS Award of Landscape Merit 2012; APS Best in Show 1990; champion class; 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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