Seedling number 16-15-72. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are deep-red, 14cm (5.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-red / pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 75cm (29.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is vigorous, upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential as a cut-flower. Named for the Roman rebel Emperor.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland