The double flower opens crimson red. The color is more brilliant upon opening, soon fading to lighter red shades vailed in silver, imparting a frosted appearance. The broad outer petals enclose many layers of segments that grade narrower inward forming a well-tailored flower. It is well furnished with petals, of good shape and substance. The plant has a satisfying plant habit, it is vigorous, a dependable bloomer and side buds prolong the boom season. It produces ample color on a large clump within a few years of planting. The long stem bears the flower above the foliage making a sprawling bush requiring mechanical support. The bush is well-covered with semi-glossy, deep green foliage. Leaflets remain green through the summer well into fall here in NW Missouri. It is an attractive peony with a decidedly old fashion flair that yields fine stems for the vase. This cutter is a good choice for the cut flower garden and cutter in commercial use.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; deer resistant; 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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