Burning Bright

This is a really cute small flowered peony but has been reported to be slow to increase which probably explains why few nurseries offer it. Mine was obtained from an auction of the Minnesota Peony Society.

Cultivar: Burning Bright
Year: 1986 (Saunders/Goldsmith/Rogers)
Seedling No: 179 (Goldsmith numbering, not Saunders)
Parentage: seedling of “lobata of Perry” (not clear if this is a hybrid)
Flower: Color: glowing dark pink
Form: single, petals somewhat crinkled
Blooms: Week 4
Carpels: 2-4, green, glabrous
Stigmas: dark pink
Disc: pink
Stamens: filaments pink at base, fading to yellow at the top
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: rather narrow leaves, pointed, not lobed
Height: 22″ in 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Rare