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Defender of Rome

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Cultivar
Defender of Rome
Originator
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Group
Herbaceous Hyb.
Date
2022
Country
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 9-12-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2014. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are pastel-peachy colored, with a warmer light, powdery pink inner glow, are 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, upward facing, and average three per stem. Guard petals are frilled. Flowers possess on average five tomentose, green carpels with dark pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Has pollen, and produces seeds. Plants reach 100cm (39.4”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage is red at time of emergence. Growth habit is upright, and mechanical support is unnecessary. A fine cut-flower.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX