Seedling number 3-1-1-510. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE flowers are light salmon colored, fading to cream white. Flowers are 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with salmon-colored stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Linear staminodes are cream-white with visible pollen, creating a yellow edge. Plants reach 75cm (29.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is red. Growth habit is spreading, and the plant benefits from mechanical support for best display. Named for the Roman Emperor.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland