Notable characteristics:Rich, true velvet red anemone double from blossoms, 5-6" with a spicy rose-clove fragrance. American Peony Society Gold Medal winner, 1956, proven for more than 50 years to be an outstanding classic peony.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Hybrid (Paeonia officinalis x P. lactiflora) , Glassock, 1944.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Upright, grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide. Very good stem strength.
Flower form and size: Anemone double, 4-5" and upward facing. Excellent variety for landscape planting or cut flowers.
Flower fragrance: Rose-clove spicy scent.
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 3-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' plants with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first spring in the ground. The 3-eye size will likely need 1 more year to bloom.