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Temple of Augustus

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Temple of Augustus
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 6-40-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early blooming DOUBLE flowers open displaying a blend of lime-green and yellow, fading to a warm yellow hue. Occasionally, red coloration manifests at petal margins, and hints of pink blush grace the petal bases. Flowers are 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Slight citrus fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of mostly normal anatomy, occasionally stigmas are feathered. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75”) in length. Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted. Plants reach 60cm (23.6”) 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. A fine garden subject. Named for the temple dedicated to the first Roman Emperor, Augustus.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX