The other two buds this year will be red, and from the size probably single. And there are about a half-dozen plants that haven't shown their stuff yet. So there is still hope for a double red, but even if the rest are all single I'm not complaining-- this plant alone has been more than worth the purchase and the wait.
No stamens, but a full set of carpels.
Interestingly, the double red form is said to be a couple of weeks later to bloom than the single form, but this double pink is about exactly in synch with my single reds. It's probably no surprise that it is at its best during the concluding and exciting week of this year's Giro d'Italia bike race!
Looking at some of yesterday's photos, and today's, how can anyone wonder that I love growing peonies from seed?!
Unrelated to the above: Rain today, so no further developments in the Ugly