Seedling number 6-42-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early blooming DOUBLE flowers are a light yellow, 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average two per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Slight citrus fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 80cm (31.5”) 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. Presents good potential for cut-flower production, and is a fine garden subject. Named for the wife of Roman Emperor Claudius.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland