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Temple of Minerva

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

Seedling number 6-5-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2017. Early-midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are pink, fading to a blend of light-pink and cream-white. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Slight fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three moderately hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are less than 1.25cm (0.5”) in length. Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted. Plants reach 56cm (22”) 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. An eye-catching garden subject. Named for the Roman temple dedicated to Minerva, the goddess of wisdom.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX