This dark red, double peony has a sturdy crop which may grow crooked. Therefore, the plants need to be supported. This is of course no problem in greenhouses, tunnels and in very sheltered places. The flowers have a nice shape but must be cut at the right stage to open completely. Henry Bockstoce is a great peony in the vase. This peony is also ideal for shows, flower arrangement and even more in gardens and parks.