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 acquired a second plant in order to compare the two. The foliage is identical and quite unique so I am now confident that I have the right plant. In 2022 (upper photo) it looked more like those on other websites which show a flatter flower with minimal dark flares in the center.
|Seedling No:||14344 L-D X pink tree peony|
|Flower:||Color:||garnet-red, darker towards the center (flares?)|
|Form:||single, two rows of petals, large flowers, petals rather crinkled|
|Stamens:||filaments red at base, shading to yellow|
|Plant:||Habit:||low broad bush|
|Foliage color:||medium green, slightly red midvein|
|Foliage form:||narrower than most|
|Height:||22″ on 8 year old plant|
|Availability:||Few nurseries specializing in woody peonies|