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Scipio Africanus

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Scipio Africanus
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 1-45-1-401. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2011, first propagated 2013. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are light-pink fading to a light cream-yellow. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Flowers possess on average two to four 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 75cm (29.5”) 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. Blooms alongside ‘Claire de Lune’, and ‘Seraphim’. Named for the Roman general who defeated Hannibal.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX