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Owl of Minerva

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Owl of Minerva
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 2-30-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2013. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are light pink, 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 more than 2cm (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 a blend of red and green. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for the Roman goddess Minerva, who is closely associated with the owl.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX