Although shown first time in 1949, peony experts have already given it their approval. The perfect plants with strong stems, which hold the large bloom perfectly erect, are loaded each year with very large double, beautifully formed Gardenia like bloom. The form, texture and substance of the bloom suggested its name. Cut in bud the bloom is flesh, and when allowed to bloom on the plant the bloom is a beautiful giant gardenia formed white. It won the CHAMPION RIBBON in flesh class in 1950. Good garden and show variety. You can win with Gardenia. Blooms midseason.