Notable characteristics: An early blooming hybrid with vibrant, almost orange, poppy-like flowers. Blossoms held well above foliage on strong stems. This variety makes an excellent cut flower. Wide cupped-shaped, vivid coral single with a center of bright, golden yellow stamens. Vigorous grower.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Inter-species hybrid, L. Cousins and R. Klehm, 1981.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Upright, grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single form blossoms, 5" and upward facing. Good variety for cut flowers.
Flower fragrance: Light, spicy.
Bloom time: Early season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' or bud plants with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.