Seedling number 4-4-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2015. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers open pink with light pink petal edges, then fade to light pink overall. Flowers are 20cm (7.9”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Flowers possess on average two 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 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 Roman legion of the same moniker.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland