Seedling number 16-15-48. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2017. Early blooming DOUBLE flowers are an intense red, 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Flower shape reminiscent of a carnation. Guard petals are frilled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with red stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) 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; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for a Roman General.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland