Seedling number 16-102-1. Parentage not given. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2014. Midseason blooming DOUBLE flowers are pink / light pink blend. Double form is high-built over flat guard petals, nearing what might be classified as a bomb. Flowers are 17cm (7”) in diameter, outward facing, and average two to three per stem. Guard petals are ruffled and frilled. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three very hairy, green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (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 spreading, and benefits from mechanical support. A fine garden subject. Named for the Roman villa in Campania.
Villa Romana Minori
Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland