Fragrant, full double; large size, flower opens warm, medium pink soon fading to lighter pink shades in the sun. Broad, well-formed petals, grade smaller inward, center segments edged in rose red highlights. The flower is generously furnished with petals, sumptuous, well-tailored and of very heavy substance. Altogether a perfect peony that boasts scent, beautiful color and a large, fully double flower head. Excellent plant habit, vigorous and exceptional increase, a dependable bloomer with prolific color on a stately, tall bush. The bush is well covered in semi-glossy, deep green foliage which remains healthy for most of the growing season. It must have high mechanical support if to be displayed in the viewed landscape. While it is the perfect flower, it was bred specifically for the cut flower market and is poorly suited for flower border or general landscape use. It is an outstanding choice for the cut flower garden and extensively propagated for its exquisite cut-flower qualities by commercial cut flower growers.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Best Fragrant®; RHS Award of Garden Merit; Heirloom variety; general garden and landscape use; 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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