'America' is an herbaceous peony hybrid with large, single red flowers of intense color with a golden yellow center. It's a real eye-catcher, especially against the dark green complimentary color of the hedge. Having good clean foliage, it remains upright. Besides being a vigorous grower, P. 'America' reliably blooms for Memorial Day, another reason for the name besides the flower size and color.
Pictured growing here on the north side of an Arborvitae hedge. American Peony Society Gold Medal winner 1992