Fragrant, bomb double; large, flower opens clear deep crimson. The flower is of exhibition quality, excellent waxy substance, and sweet spicy scent. Excellent plant habit, vigorous and good grower, a dependable bloomer with a generous amount of color on a large, medium height bush. Stout stems, foliage and stem durable, although leaflets may show some discoloration in the last half of the season, especially during summer heat and water stress. It does not require support under normal growing conditions. A popular cultivar due to its outstanding performance. Considered by some to be one of the top peony cultivars available. Adapt for many uses, makes excellent stems for the vase and is a commercial grade cutter.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Fragrant®; Best Cut®; APS Gold Medal 1956; APS Best in Show 1951 & 1965; RHS Award of Garden Merit; champion class; 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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