This coloration is fairly unique among Saunders woody peonies so it cannot readily be confused with any others. Hooray! I am intrigued by the reverse sides of the petals with their white flares.
The top photo showing a flower with a more semi-double form was chosen because the carpels and stigma are more visible but most flowers are more double as shown in the lower photo.
|Seedling No:||13026 L-D X crimson tree peony|
|Flower:||Color:||strawberry red, white flares on back of petals lighten the overall color, dark central flares on innermost petals are mostly hidden|
|Form:||double, ruffled petals|
|Carpels:||7 or more, green|
|Sheath:||pink (reported by Silvia Saunders as purple)|
|Stamens:||filaments crimson (more numerous than in registration information)|
|Plant:||Habit:||broad bush (70″ wide in 2021)|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||slightly more narrow than many|
|Height:||43″ on 8 year old plant|
|Availability:||Few specialty nurseries|