Seedling number 5-42-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2017. Early-midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers open pink, then fade to a blend of light-pink and cream-white, while maintaining a darker pink center. 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 two very hairy, green carpels with white / light-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 65cm (25.5”) at maturity, and carry narrow-pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is reddish green. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. An attractive, compact garden subject. Named for the temple dedicated to the Roman god Apollo.
Temple of Apollo
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland