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Forum Romanum

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Cultivar
Forum Romanum
Originator
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Group
Herbaceous Hyb.
Date
2022
Country
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 5-13-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early-midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers open salmon-pink, then fade to very light pink overall. Occasional green striations appear on center petals. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (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 spreading, with mechanical support being beneficial. Named for the central square in Rome.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX