Parents unknown. This fine Japanese type peony has guard petals that are a beautiful shade of medium red with a little touch of rose. The stamenodes are finely cut and not heavy as in some Japs. They are yellow with a little of the guard petal color. Pistils are green with tips the same color as the guard petals. It blooms mid-season on a very good three foot plant that has fine dark green foliage. Seedling # 4-57.