Seedling number 16-15-78. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2017. Midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are bright red, 18cm (7”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Petals occasionally exhibit white edges. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Flowers possess on average four very hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 81cm (32”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is red. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential as a cut-flower. Named for a famed Roman general.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland