Seedling number 9-21-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Very early blooming SINGLE to SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are dark-pink, fading to a lighter pink with dark pink flares emerging from the base of the inner petals. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled, ruffled, and pointed. Light fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink to red stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 45cm (17.7”) 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 fine dwarf variety for the garden. Named to honor the registrant’s wife.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland