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River Styx

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River Styx
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 9-13-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Early-midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers open a deep-pink, fading to a lighter shade of salmon. Flowers are 20cm (7.9”) in diameter, upward facing, and average three per stem. Guard petals are frilled. Slight citrus fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three sparsely hairy, green carpels with red stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 85cm (33.5”) 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 the river in Greek and Roman mythology across which souls were ferried to Hades by Charon, the boatman.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX