8.72. Lacti. Double. Midseason. Pink. More nearly approaching a perfect sphere in form than any other peony, this silvery lilac flower, borne on strong upright stems of medium height, with its petals not too crowded nor too loose to become ragged, makes a sight that is not soon forgotten. At least one very prominent grower thinks it the best peony that has come to us from France in many years. It is destined to increase in popularity as it becomes better known.