Seedling number 7-39-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Very early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are yellow, 15cm (6”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are cupped, rounded, ruffled, and frilled. Occasionally, red flecking appears on edges of inner petals. Slight citrus fragrance noted. 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. Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted. 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, and a fine garden subject. Named for the wife of Roman Emperor Aurelian.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland