8.78. Lacti. Double. Midseason. Pink. Very large, vigorous and robust, this flower of an excellent rose pink and superb form so nearly resembles Reine Hortense that it may be considered identical. There may be some slight improvement in stem and plant habit and a little earlier blooming period. However this may be, it is a magnificent peony as Reine Hortense (alias President Taft) is likewise.