Seedling number 1-21-1-16-517. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2016. Early blooming DOUBLE flowers are a velvety red, 14cm (5.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are 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 70cm (27.5”) 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 Roman Emperor.
Julius Ceasar’s Glory
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland