Right Royal

The lower photo is of a flower on a 4 year old plant and the upper photo is of a flower on the same plant when 7 years old. These demonstrate that more mature plants often show flowers with more petals.  The carpels and stamens are not as visible on photos of the more double flowers so I included both.

‘Right Royal’ was listed in the Saunders catalogues in the Banquet group but Reath and Saunders suggested it fits better in the Tea Rose group and I think it could be listed in either. Silvia considered it a dramatic plant.

Cultivar: Right Royal
Year: 1952
Seedling No: not known
Group: Banquet listed 
Flower: Color: cream “overlaid and veined strawberry-red” (Reath and Saunders), small dark plum flares
Form: semi-double, about 3 rows, occasional petals (petaloids) in the center
Blooms: Week 6
Carpels: 5-6, green
Stigmas: cream
Sheath: light yellow/cream
Stamens: filaments dark red at base, shading lighter, short stamens
Plant: Habit: rounded bush
Foliage color: slightly lighter than typical, sometimes copper tinted
Foliage form: slightly more narrow than typical
Height: 31″ on 8 year plant
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Few nurseries specializing in woody peonies