Seedling number 9-5-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Very early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are white with a slight hint of blush-pink overlay. Flowers are 17cm (6.3”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. 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. 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 reddish-green. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential for cut-flower production, and a fine garden subject. Named for the Roman Emperor.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland