Seedling number 1-3-1-16-536. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2016. Midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are red, 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Petals occasionally present blurred white edges. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. 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; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for a city of the Roman Empire.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland