[Glasscock 1944] Herbaceous Hybrid: Fabulous, huge dark red bomb-style flowers with a ball of tightly packed red petals circled by a ring of broad red guard petals. Flowers are always perfectly formed and held erect on strong stems. This popular variety blooms over a long period beginning early in the season. Excellent cut flower where you can enjoy the lightly spicy old rose fragrance with just a hint of clove. Awarded the American Peony Society Gold Medal. Blooms early.