[Saunders 1950] Herbaceous Hybrid: An unusual semi-double hybrid from Saunder’s hybridizing program, this progeny from Paeonia anomala has very dark red flowers with a velvety finish atop handsome rich green foliage. Growth habit is dense, nicely shaped shrubs. Fully fertile, decorative seed pods add an extra season of interest. Very distinctive peony and an excellent garden plant. Rare and limited. Blooms early.