Double type; very large; early midseason. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center; odor somewhat disagreeable. Tall; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage dark, tinged red. Young and weak plants produce single flowers and the side blooms on established plants are almost always single. At its best, a very large, handsome flower, but it requires a strong plant and a favorable season to develop it. Good for garden decoration.
Dessert & Méchin