Seedling number 2-50-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are near purple, 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 95cm (37.4”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential as a cut-flower. Named for one of the Twelve Labors of Hercules.
Apples of Hesperides
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland