Double type; large; early. Rich crimson, with a dark silky sheen, lighter toward the base of the petals and brightened by the reflection from buried stamens; rose-bud center disclosing light yellow stamens when fully opened; fragrant. Medium tall; vigorous; upright growth; free-blooming. Medium dark green foliage. A peony of variable quality. Frequently it has very few petals and is marked by a conspicuous ring of yellow stamens. Under favorable conditions the flower is almost a full, compact rose type. Color bright and lasts for a long time. “A fine variety not fully appreciated. As early as ADOLPHE ROUSSEAU. A free and reliable bloomer with flowers that last long and do not burn.”—Little.