Seedling number 1-46-1-402. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2011, first propagated 2013. Midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are a deep fluorescent red, 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas 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; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for the ancient Roman city located in the south of Italy.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland