Seedling number 3-39-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2014. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE flowers open dark pink, fading to light pink with beautiful white edges. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. Flowers possess on average three sparsely hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 76cm (30”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright with strong stems; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential as a cut-flower. Named for the altar which, located in the Curia, or Roman Senate House, held a golden statue of the goddess Victory.
Altar of Victory
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland