Fragrant, single; large size, flower opens warm rosy-pink with slightly darker pink streaks possible. Two rows of broad, cupped petals hold a large cluster of bright yellow stamens, in center pale carpels with conspicuous deep, rose red stigmas. The flower is of pleasing form and notably resistant against late frost injury to the flower buds. It is one of the few varieties we can call Very Early (also our earliest large-bush peony). Excellent plant habit, quite vigorous and good grower, a dependable bloomer with a generous amount of color on a large, medium height bush. Strong, erect stems are well covered in durable semi-glossy, light green foliage that lasts for most of the growing season well into fall. Bush holds together well, self-supporting stems generally do not require support. It is a standout in the early perennial border and is a fabulous choice for the living garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; BeeLoved®; APS Award of Landscape Merit 2009; Fragrant; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; attracts pollinators and honey bees; deer resistant.
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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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