Year Registered: 1965
Parents unknown. This fine Jap type peony has guard petals that are a beautiful shade of medium red with a little touch of rose. The stamenodes are finely cut and not heavy as in some Japs. They are yellow with a little of the guard petal color. Pistils are green with tips the same color as the guard petals. It blooms mid-season on a very good three foot plant that has fine dark green foliage. Seedling # 4-57.
Award of Landscape Merit (ALM) description: ‘Comanche’ (Bigger, 1965) Lactiflora Group, Late mid-season – 36? — A large, dark rose, Japanese form bloom with a center of multi-colored staminodes; ones that are lemony yellow at their base, with a rosy washed band in the middle and wider, creamier yellow tips. Plenty of side buds extend the blooming season. Extremely thick, stiff st ems, highly unusual for this class of peony, help make for a durable and robust presence in the landscape—in bloom and out. Large, dark green leaves. One of the last Japanese form peonies to bloom. It is very dependable and very vigorous.