A great staff favorite here at Old House Gardens, elegant ‘Papillon’ has unusually dark, garnet-red petals that seem even darker because of their broad, feathery edging of gold (or is that melted butter?). It’s named for the darkly romantic Madame Papillon
, an 1860 ballet by Offenbach and Taglioni about a butterfly (papillon
is French for butterfly) that perishes in flames. Single Late, 18-20”, zones 4b-7a(8aWC), from the Hortus
. Last offered in 2008. We may offer it again periodically, or we could special order it for you.