Seedling number 5-3-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2014. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are light pastel yellow. While closed, bud presents lime-green to creamy yellow with a pastel, peachy center. Upon opening, flowers present a peachy, pastel yellow center, with cream-yellow / lime-green, frilled outer guard petals. Flowers are 17cm (6.7”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Slight fragrance noted. Possesses three very hairy, green carpels with dark pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length, with yellow filaments. Has pollen, and produces seeds. Plants reach 85cm (33.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright, and mechanical support is unnecessary. A fine cut-flower and garden subject. Named for the capital city of the Roman Empire, famed for its massive and complex defenses.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland