Seedling number 7-8-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are yellow. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Flowers possess on average four 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 76cm (30”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is red. Growth habit is upright with good stem strength; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential for cut-flower production, and is a nice garden subject. Named for the Roman Emperor.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland