Seedling number 16-16-79. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2016, first propagated 2018. Early midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are a blend of pink interior petals, with outer rows of petals a light-cream color. Flowers are 18cm (7.1”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Slight citrus 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. Produces pollen, no seeds noted. 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 Roman villa of the same moniker.
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland