Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society
Award of Landscape Merit (ALM) description: ‘Sword Dance’ (Auten 1933) Vivid deep red Japanese-form flowers feature a striking center of bright gold-edged staminodes accented with central streaks of red. Partially hidden green carpels accentuate this dramatic effect and draw the eyes of the garden visitors inviting them to inspect its various features. Blooming late in the season, this lactiflora cultivar has excellent stature reaching 36 inches (90 cm). Color holds well on a variety that is superior in its tolerance to hotter climes and intense summers.