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 Silvia Saunders stated, and rightly so, that it has now been “superseded by better yellows” but I wanted it in my collection for its place in history.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.
|Seedling No:||not known lutea hybrid|
|Flower:||Color:||clear yellow, short dark plum flares|
|Stigmas:||cream (Reath and Saunders)|
|Sheath:||cream (Reath and Saunders)|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||fairly narrow|
|Height:||15″ on 3 year old plant|