Anemone, bomb double on mature specimens, large sized flower opens in a clean combination of white and yellow. Two rows of broad, well-formed guards surround a large cluster of yellow petalodes, in center inconspicuous, pale carpels with pale stigma. The guards are cupped and of waxy, quite heavy substance. In center yellow segments, petalodes are narrow and long, some white petal segments intermixed. Side buds extend the blooming season. A flower without stamens or pollen, normal gynoecium and fertile, will set seeds. Very satisfying plant habit, vigorous and fast grower, a dependable bloomer with abundant color on a large, medium height bush. Strong, stiff stem carries flower near the foliage canopy. The bush holds together well against rough weather, typically self-supporting, staking depends on placement in the landscape. The foliage is rich, deep green and covers the plant from top to bottom. A beautiful, large peony that makes an excellent presentation in the landscape and furnishes fine stems for the vase.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; APS Best in Show, 2009; Our Own Peonies; general garden and landscape use; cut flower garden; perennial border; 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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