Seedling number 16-17-50. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are red with blurred white petal margins. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with red 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 70cm (27.5”) 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, and a fine garden subject. Named for the last Emperor of Rome.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland