Seedling number 6-1-2-201-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2011, first propagated 2013. Very early blooming SINGLE flowers are red with occasional white blurred coloration on exterior guards, star-shaped. Flowers are 14cm (5.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. No fragrance noted. Guard petals are pointed and frilled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 80cm (31.5”) 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 plant. Blooms alongside P. tenuifolia ‘Flora Plena Rubra’ and “Claire de Lune’ Name references the setting ablaze of Rome by Emperor Nero.
Fire of Rome
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland