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Venus Verticordia

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Venus Verticordia
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland
Herbaceous Hybrid
Netherlands, Lutjebroek

Seedling number 6-37-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2016. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers a raspberry pink, with frilled and ruffled guard petals that fade to a lighter shade of pink while darker candy-stripe pink striations remain over center petallage. Flowers are 16cm (6.3”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. Flowers possess on average four sparsely 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 75cm (29.5”) at maturity, and carry broadly pointed, green foliage with undertones of purple. Foliage at time of emergence is red. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. An attractive garden subject. Name derivative of an epithet alluding to the goddess Venus and her ability to change hearts from lust to chastity.

Reference: 2022-DIR:XX