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Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 3-9-1-16-584. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE flowers feature salmon-pink colored outer guard petals with peach interior petals, fading to a blend of peach, yellow, and pink, with dark pink striations across petals. Flowers are 18cm (7.1”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with salmon-colored stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 75cm (29.5”) 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. An attractive color, and presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for the Roman Emperor.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX