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Bona Dea

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Bona Dea
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 7-1-2-201-1. Parentage: ‘Carnation Bouquet’ x ‘Sunny Day’. First bloomed 2011, first propagated 2011. Very early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers open light pink and fade to a pleasant ivory powder color. Flowers are 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-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 broad-pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is red. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Vigorous, and presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for a goddess associated with chastity and fertility in Roman women, healing, and the protection of the state and people of Rome.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX