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Spirit of Silvanus

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Spirit of Silvanus
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 3-5-1-16-544. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2017. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are pink with slightly darker guard petals that frame the flower interior. Flowers are 18cm (7.1”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three to five sparsely hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 66cm (26”) 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 Roman god of the forest. Has seen prior distribution under then garden name “Silvanus”.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX