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Cupid’s Kiss

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Cupid’s Kiss
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 moderately hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Has pollen, and produces seeds. Plants reach 85cm (33.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, blue-green foliage with undertones of purple. Growth habit is upright, and mechanical support is unnecessary. Good potential for cut-flower production. Named for the mythical love story in which the god Cupid gives in at the height of passion to the newly awakened Psyche, revived by his tender kiss.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX