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Temple of Saturn

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Cultivar
Temple of Saturn
Originator
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Group
Herbaceous Hyb.
Date
2022
Country
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 5-52-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2015, first propagated 2017. Early-midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are a salmon pink, fading to a blend of cream and light salmon, with darker red on margins of guard petals. Flowers are 18cm (7.1”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75”) in length. Fertile both ways. Plants reach 80cm (31.5”) 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. Presents good potential for cut-flower production. Named for the Roman temple dedicated to the god Saturn.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX