Peony, Edulis Superba
Double type; medium size; very early. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals; very fragrant. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Tall; extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut-flowers. Does exceedingly well in heavy clay soils and should rate much higher.