Seedling number 16-15-23. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2017. Midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are red, 17cm (6.7”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are pointed, ruffled, and frilled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with red stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 70cm (27.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is red. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential for cut-flower production, and is an attractive garden subject. Named for the golden standard of the Roman 9th Legion.
Eagle of the Ninth
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland