Fragrant, semi-double; on mature plants double flower form possible; large, opens golden yellow. Large yellow petals of heavy substance, lightly flared scarlet, center green and cream, combine to a substantial, nicely tailored flower. Side buds on long stems develop in rotational sequence, a leading example of extended bloom among peonies, up to four weeks in cooler climates. Bush is vigorous, medium height, arching but stiff stems make a widely spreading silhouette. Well-grown plants may form up to a five-foot wide mound at maturity, yielding four to five dozen blossoms over an extended period. Cool green, semi-glossy leaflets are intermediate in form between the parents, leathery and durable. Makes an excellent presentation in the garden and yields fine stems for the vase.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Fragrant®; Best Cut®; Hollingsworth's Best™; APS Gold Medal 1996; APS Award of Landscape Merit 2009; APS Best in Show 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2007; APS Seedling Certificate of Merit 1984; APS Court of Honor; Exhibition variety; Itoh variety; champion class; general garden and landscape use; 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.
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