Double type; large; midseason. Loosely formed blooms of dark maroon. Medium tall; upright, vigorous growth; stiff stems. Foliage dark green. Like all reds of this shade, the flowers have a tendency to turn black in very bright sunlight. Very nearly the same color as M. MARTIN CAHUZAC, foliage and stems also very similar, but the flower is better filled out, comes about a week later, and the plant is generally a better grower. Should not be confused with MRS. JOHN M. LEWIS (Lewis) of somewhat similar color.