Seedling number 16-86-10. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Early midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are red, 17cm (6.7”) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are frilled. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink / reddish 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 for cut-flower production, and is a fine garden subject. Named for the Roman villa in Poppaea (Poppaea was the wife of Roman Emperor Nero).
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland