Seedling number 1-31-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early blooming DOUBLE flowers are salmon, then quickly fade to light pink upon opening with occasional red and green edges on inner petals. Flowers are 18cm (7.1”) in diameter, outward facing, and average two to three per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average one moderately hairy, green carpel with red stigma of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (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, though mechanical support is beneficial when flowers are fully open. Named for a Roman sword used by the legion.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland