Seedling number 16-16-1-72. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2014, first propagated 2016. Early-midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are red, with a dark red rim at the top of the chalice, giving a nice contrast with the rest of the flower. Flowers are 15cm (6”) in diameter, outward facing, and average one to two per stem. Guard petals are frilled. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three 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 70cm (27.5”) 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. Good potential for cut-flower production. Named for the Roman villa in Herculaneum.
Villa of the Papyri
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland