Bordeaux. Saunders. 1943. Herbaceous Hybrid. (officinalis x lactiflora). Large, claret colored petals. Large center of yellow fringed stamens and petaloids. An early Japanese form. No fertility noted. Stems are clothed in deeply lobed, narrow leaves. No mechanical support is necessary. Plants are notably disease resistant and are easy growers. Excellent and rarely available. Premium divisions ship late September to mid October.