Seedling number 9-7-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2014. Early blooming DOUBLE flowers present a light pink interior, fading to a creamy apricot/peach petal edge. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average two to three per stem. Guard petals are frilled and rounded. Flowers possess on average three smooth, green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 70cm (27.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright, though mechanical support is beneficial when flowers are fully open. Presents good potential as a cut-flower. Named for one of the four adoptive Emperors of Rome’s golden age.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland