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Chiron the Centaur

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Chiron the Centaur
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 16-17-21. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2016, first propagated 2017. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are salmon pink with hints of creamy yellow-white. Flowers are 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Fragrance not noted. Guard petals are frilled. Possesses three very hairy green carpels with salmon pink colored stigmas. Stamens are 1.5-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Has pollen, and produces seeds. Plants reach 66cm (26”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright, and does not require mechanical support. Possesses good potential for cut flowers. Named for the teacher of young Hercules in Greek mythology.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX