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Cupid’s Arrow

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Cupid’s Arrow
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 6-45-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2014. Early mid-season blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are pink, 14cm (5.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. Flowers possess two tomentose, green carpels with light-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Has pollen, however seed fertility has not been noted. Plants reach 81cm (32”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, red-green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright, and mechanical support is unnecessary. A fine cut-flower, vigorous grower, and garden subject. Named for the arrow of the god of love, Cupid, whose target, when struck, immediately falls in love. The arrow, then, is synonymous with love.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX