The flowers on my plant generally do not look quite like those pictured on the APS registry or Carsten Burkhardt’s peony website, although I’ve been told that the form is somewhat variable.

 I have acquired a second plant in order to compare the two. Stay tuned for updates.

Cultivar: Daredevil?
Year: 1948
Seedling No: 14344
Group: Black Pirate
Flower: Color: garnet-red, darker towards the center (flares?)
Form: single, two rows of petals, large flowers, petals rather crinkled
Blooms: Week 6
Carpels: 6, green
Stigmas: dark pink
Sheath: red
Stamens: filaments red at base, shading to yellow
Plant: Habit: low broad bush
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: narrower than most
Height: 22″ on 8 year old plant
Recommendation: Collectors’ plant
Availability: Few nurseries specializing in woody peonies