Seedling number 16-97-72. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Early-midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are a deep pink with blurred white petal edges. Flowers are 17cm (7”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 85cm (33.5”) 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 grapes that produced the best wine during the time of the Classical Roman Empire.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland