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Nemean Lion

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Cultivar
Nemean Lion
Originator
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Group
Herbaceous Hyb.
Date
2022
Country
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 7-59-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2011, first propagated 2012. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are red, 17cm (6.7”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with red stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 100cm (39.4”) at maturity, and carry broad-pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is reddish purple. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Floriferous, and presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for the vicious monster that lived at Nemea in Greek mythology.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX