Seedling number 7-12-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2010, first propagated 2015. Early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are dark reddish-pink with somewhat cream-white colored petal edges. Flowers are 17cm (6.7”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Flowers possess on average four very hairy, green carpels with 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, and is a fine garden subject. Named for one of the Twelve Labors of Hercules.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland