Full double; very large, flower opens rich, deep red throughout, the pigment is durable and the color does not fade. Broad outer petals, the segments grading narrower and longer inward; petals are incurved, slightly wavy and of extraordinarily heavy, waxy substance. Generously finished with petals, the flower is of high silhouette, globular form and of excellent substance. One flower per stem, occasional side-buds provide breeding options. Excellent plant habit, vigorous, good increase, and dependable bloom; grows a large, medium height bush. Very strong stems, erect, flowers are displayed close to the bush; stand up well, no support needed. One of the most advanced peony cultivars in achievement of desirable landscape characteristics. The plant shows well in the perennial border and yields fine stems for the vase.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Cut®; APS Gold Medal 1997; APS Award of Landscape Merit 2009; champion class; hybridizing; 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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