Seedling number 9-1-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2016. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are salmon-pink, fading to a blend of salmon-pink, cream, and hints of pale yellow. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with red stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 65cm (25.6”) at maturity, and carry broad-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, and is a fine garden subject. Named for the famed lighthouse of antiquity.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland