Seedling number 6-10-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are pink with light pink petal edges. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Occasional oblanceolate staminodes are cream-white with yellow-green coloration. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Flowers possess on average two very hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Produces pollen, though no seeds noted. Plants reach 70cm (27.6”) at maturity, and carry broad-pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is red. Growth habit is upright, though mechanical support is beneficial at time of bloom. Presents good potential for cut-flower production, and is a fine garden subject. Named for the often depicted cherub in western classical visual art.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland