Some time ago I found a reference attributing this peony’s origin to the Compass Plant Group, Netherlands and distribution by De Vroomen Holland Garden Products. It has been in commerce by that name since at least 2004. It was featured in the spring 2004 issue of the Perennial Plant Association (USA) bulletin, “Perennial Plants”, but with few other details that wouldn’t equally apply to any other peony, aside from a color photo. As some of you have suggested, I too have been wondering if it is something else that has been renamed. I bought a root of it a year ago but it did not find a permanent place in my garden until this fall; it seems to be much more widely available this year. Brian Porter. [email protected], October 15, 2007.