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Perseus and Andromeda

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Perseus and Andromeda
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 16-16-6-72. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2016. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are pink, 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are cupped and frilled. High degree of citrus-like fragrance. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with salmon-colored stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted. Plants reach 60cm (24”) 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. A fine garden subject. Named for a Roman myth.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX