Seedling number 4-22-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Very early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers open to a spectacular shape of flame-like pink petals with cream-white edging, and a yellow stamen-filled center. Flowers are 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are twisted and frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three sparsely hairy, green carpels with dark-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 narrow-pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is red. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Named for one of the twelve labours of Hercules.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland