Seedling number 16-16-17. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2016. Early-midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are a blend of pink and pale yellow. Flowers are 19cm (7.5”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled, ruffled, and cupped. Very fragrant. 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. Produces pollen, though no seeds noted. Plants reach 64cm (25.2”) 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. A nice garden subject. Named for the Roman villa “Livia”.
Villa of Livia
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland