Parentage: Zephyrus x Zeus (Parentage here corrected. NOT Leda as given in original description. (Personal communication – RJ). First year bloomed 1993, semi-double to full double. Tree peony, deep pink and deeply ruffled, the pink petals softening on the edges—a frosted look. 7-8″ blooms held high above the foliage. Stem strength, excellent. Height 3 ft., blooms early to mid-season. Foliage is light to medium green. The flower has pollen, seeds, and is fragrant. With permission, named in honor of my good friend, Dr. Gary E. Jones, Ass’t. Supt. Hammond Public Schools. (Photo on file). Seedling # 410.
Dr Gary E. Jones