Seedling number 8-19-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are pink, 17cm (6.7”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are ruffled 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 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. Blooms alongside ‘Pink Vanguard’, and is a fine garden subject. Named for the Roman Emperor.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland