Peony Registry

Cultivar
Silenus
Originator
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Group
Herbaceous Hyb.
Date
2022
Country
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 5-53-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2017. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are light pink, 19cm (7.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average two to three 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 reddish-green. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for the half-man, half-beast mentor of Dionysos from Greek mythology.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX