Seedling number 6-38-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2016. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE flowers are yellow, 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average two to three per stem. Guard petals are rounded, ruffled, and frilled. Slight citrus fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 75cm (30”) at maturity, and carry narrow-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. A compact plant which holds flowers aloft above the foliage, giving the plant a symmetrical and pleasing appearance. Named for the Roman Emperor.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland