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Mares of Diomedes
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 2-30-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are light-pink, 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Flowers possess on average three sparsely hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted. Plants reach 70cm (28”) 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. A fine garden subject. Named for one of the Twelve Labors of Hercules.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX