Seedling number 3-3-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2014. Early blooming DOUBLE flowers are pink , 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Slight citrus fragrance noted. Guard petals are frilled. Flowers possess on average four very hairy, green carpels with cream-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 81cm (32”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Good potential for cut-flower production and a vigorous, floriferous plant. Named for Roman Emperor Aurelius, one of the soldier Emperors of the late Roman Empire.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland