Full double; large, flower opens in a muted rose red shade, the pigmentation does not fade much with age. Well formed, broad outer petals, grade narrower inward, tightly packed, make a beautifully tailored, exhibition grade flower. Side buds extend the bloom season. Good plant habit, vigorous and good grower, a dependable bloomer with ample color on a large, medium height bush. Long, straight stems sag with open flower. Well covered with semi-glossy, deep green leaves, the foliage remains clean for most of the growing season well into fall. The presentation in the perennial border requires support. A solid variety that furnishes fine stems for the vase and is an outstanding choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; APS Gold Medal 1957; RHS Award of Garden Merit; Exhibition variety; 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.
Disclosure: The image(s) above shows the actual cultivar named and described on this page. The pictures are a fair and accurate depiction of the flowers as they are, in vivo, and are not staged or altered otherwise. The descriptions are based on our experience with plants that are grown by us here in NW Missouri. All images and information presented are subject to US Copyright ©, cultivar names may be subject to US Registered Trademark ®, and/or subject to specific breeder rights such as US Plant Patent and/or USDA Plant Variety Protection as well as specific State of Missouri crop protection laws, and all rights thereto are reserved. Please note plant size, color, and health is due to a variety of environmental factors so results cannot be guaranteed and additionally that different web browsers may display colors slightly differently. These varieties may not be propagated commercially or exported without specific license and may be subject to export/import regulations. For inquiry send a written letter to Hollingsworth Peonies, Attn: Justin Peter Goldberg, Esq., P.O. Box 233, Maryville, MO 64468.