This is one of my favorite Saunders peonies. The flower color is outstanding, opening very orange and fading to a warm gold. The flowers are also quite full and enhanced by the abundant stamens (staminodes) giving it what Silvia Saunders would call “a big heart”. Reath and Saunders reported “bronzy” foliage but I haven’t seen that coloration myself. Still I am sure I have the correct plant as it is unique.
|Flower:||Color:||light golden orange, edged and suffused pink, small dark red flares|
|Form:||semi-double, 5-6 rows of petals, frilled|
|Carpels:||5, green, small|
|Stamens:||filaments light red at base, shading to yellow, likely no pollen|
|Foliage color:||medium green, edges may be tinged pink|
|Foliage form:||slightly narrower than some|
|Height:||45″ on 7 year plant|