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Flamboyant

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Cultivar
Flamboyant
Originator
Origin unknown
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1925

Japanese type; large; mid season. Guard petals cupped, becoming lax with age, dark rose-red or light crimson; center rather short, composed of yellow staminodes tinged whitish on the outer surface; carpels pale yellow-green, ruddy at the base and crimson at the top; rank odor. Tall; strong growth; floriferous. Foliage dark green and somewhat crinkled. This variety is cataloged frequently as KAME-NO-KEGPROMO or KARAGOMA. It is an excellent sort, a little later than the well-liked KING OF ENGLAND. “I think it a mistake to talk about ‘rank odor’ of Japanese types and Singles. Peonies having pollen-bearing stamens or partially transformed staminodes are not sweet-scented. They do not stink or have a disagreeable smell.”—Little.

Reference: 1928-B-d:096