Seedling number 3-34-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Very early blooming SINGLE flowers are pink with light pink petal edges, blurred light pink coloration on petal exteriors, and occasional dark pink striations through petals as they age. Flowers are 14cm (5.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. No fragrance noted. 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 65cm (25.6”) 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. A very attractive garden subject. Named for the Roman legion of the same moniker.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland