This was the first woody peony Saunders introduced. It caused a sensation when it was first shown at the Massachusetts Horticulture Society where it won a First Class Certificate. Silvia Saunders stated, and rightly so, that it has now been “superseded by better yellows” but I wanted it in my collection for its place in history. An ‘Argosy’ was planted at the gravesite of A.P. Saunders in the cemetery of Hamilton College but it is no longer there.
This photo was taken by me in the Grant Garden at Hamilton College in 2015. My plant has yet to bloom.