Year Registered: 1933
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society
A most outstanding novelty, entirely distinct. Guards deep cerise, anemone Jap type center with ethereal lights flushing to white. Some blooms have a central tuft. Medium sized bloom, good substance, fine stem and plant.
Award of Landscape Merit (ALM) description: ‘Gay Paree’ (Auten 1933) Vibrant, cerise pink guard petals surround a densely packed center of suffused cream petaloids on this Japanese/Anemone-form. Flowers occasionally display an additional central tuft petaloids that match guard petal hue. Fragrant flowers are borne in profusion in late midseason atop bright green foliage. Excellent stem strength on plants reaching 33 inches (85 cm). A consistent performer, this lactiflora cultivar consistently provides a vivid and dramatic presentation. Its cheerful color contrasts never fail to lift the spirit and induce a smile. Striking in the garden and appreciated in the vase.