Seedling number 6-38-2-201-17. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are a beautiful deep-red with a full, golden center of yellow stamens. Flowers are 15cm (5.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Flowers possess on average four very hairy, green carpels with 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 broad-pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is reddish purple. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Excellent flower presentation, with smooth buds turning open with the appearance of red roses. An excellent garden subject. Named for the Roman sanctuary dedicated in 2 BC to the god Mars.
Temple of Mars Ultor
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland