Seedling number 4-37-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2016. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are pink, fading to light pink and near white at petal edges. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three sparsely hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 90cm (35.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright, and mechanical support is unnecessary. A nice garden plant that blooms at the same time as ‘May Lilac’. Named for Carmenta, the goddess of childbirth and prophecy. She was associated with technological innovation as well as being a protector of mothers and children.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland