Seedling number 16-90. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Early blooming DOUBLE flowers open salmon-pink, and gradually fade to a cream-white. Flowers are 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three moderately 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 75cm (29.5”) at maturity, and carry broad-pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is a blend of red and green. Growth habit is upright, though plants do benefit from mechanical support after flowers open. Presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for an ancient Roman city in the south of Italy.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland