Mark, 'Buckeye Belle' is indeed a striking variety. But it is not a cultivar of Paeonia lactiflora. It's a hybrid of P. lactiflora and P. officinalis. It's a good example of a peony which should be considered by those who garden in climates where spring heats up quickly. The Paeonia officinalis parent gives it its early blooming season. They're all wonderful. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where peony season 2006 is already a memory.