Double type; medium size; very early. Maroon, with a glistening sheen, brightened by yellow stamens and scarlet-tipped carpels. Very tall; floriferous; stems strong and erect but diverging. Foliage good. An early, decorative sort for the garden, but the blooms lack fullness and size except on well-established plants in favorable seasons. The excellent color is well retained and the flowers keep well. “It would seem that ‘maroon’ is somewhat misleading for the color of this flower. It is a very rich dark crimson, without sufficient purple to make the color maroon.”—Fewkes. “One of the earliest and a very good color.”—Boyd.