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Benjamin Franklin

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Cultivar
Benjamin Franklin
Originator
Brand, O.F & A.M.
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1907

Double type; medium size; midseason. Dark crimson, outer petals large and the center composed of smaller overlapping petals mixed with many stamens; faintly fragrant. Very tall; vigorous and free-flowering; blooms held high above the compact foliage on wiry stems. A good red peony with undeniable value for landscape effect. Not very imposing as a cut-flower because of its small size.

Reference: 1928-B-d:084