Seedling number 1-21-2. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2013, first propagated 2015. Early midseason blooming SINGLE flowers are bright pink, fading to lighter pink with blurred cream-white petal edges. Flowers are 18cm (7.1”) in diameter, upward facing, and average two to three per stem. Guard petals are cupped, ruffled, and frilled. Flowers possess on average four sparsely hairy, green carpels with pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (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. Presents good potential as a cut-flower, and is a fine garden subject. Named for the wife of Roman Emperor Hadrian.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland