Seedling number 7-8-2-202-3. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Very early blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are pink with light pink petal margins and light pink blotches or flares on the exterior of guard petals. Flowers are 14cm (5.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average four very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 62cm (24.4”) 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 Roman temple dedicated to the god Portunus.
Temple of Portunus
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland