Sport of Festiva Maxima. First bloomed 1971, semi-ball, floriferous, good substance. Some stamens and pollen, seeds, reliable with 1-3 buds per stem. Good stem strength, 36 inch height, midseason, excellent vigor, glossy foliage. ‘Alpine Aire’ is distinguished from other cultivars of its type by a frilling and lacing of the petal extremities. Color, alpine white with some sun glitter, commands attention in the landscape. This cultivar is a worthy addition to the peony world. Seedling # FMS 71.