Seedling number 16-100-12. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are pink, 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are frilled and ruffled, with a high degree of notching throughout. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 70cm (28”) 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 city of Rome, often referred to as the “Eternal City”.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland