Imperator Caesar Augustus

Group: Herb. Hybrid

Year Registered: 2016

Breeder/registrant: Scholten

Parentage: White Vanguard x Vanilla Schnapps

Registration description:
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society

Seedling WV-VS-9-2. Parentage: ‘White Vanguard’ x ‘Vanilla Schnapps’. First bloomed 2011; first propagated 2013. Full double. 3 flowers per stem, 5 inches (12,5 cm) in size, fragrant, blooms midseason, 5-7 days after 1, own translation:<br /> 'Red Charm' (Glasscock, USA, 1944) (P. lactiflora x P. officinalis) Flowers dark red, very large, double, centre filled with many deep red petaloids, surrounded by two circles of large petals; leaves rather large, dull green; upperside somewhat irregular; height 100 cm; stems rather sturdy; number of stems mediocre. This American cultivar is remarkable thanks to its magnificent colour and the enormously large flowers, which need support to remain upright, despite the plant having sturdy stems. The mediocre number of stems and the development of so called 'necks' on the roots inhibited propagation and distribution at large scale for some time. 'Red Charm' is reportedly somewhat susceptible toward botrytis, which was also noted by the review commission. It is a good garden plant, despite some negative characteristics.</p> <p> </p> </div>" href="https://www.peonysociety.eu/registered_peonies/red-charm/">Red Charm. Flower heads appears open flower like seen with ‘Carnation Bouquet’, Full double flowers with a warm combination of pastel colors with soft pink and yellow, in young stage the flower might have some green tips on its petals. Stem length of 27 inches (68cm), dark green healthy foliage, flowers might need support when they’re in full swing, Named after the Roman ‘Imperator Caesar Augustus’ which was founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. The Reign of Augustus initiated an era of relative Peace known as the Pax Romana (The Roman Peace). Imperator Caesar Augustus was bought as seed from Bill Seidl in 2009.


Footnotes:
  1. Kortmann, J. "Paeonia: pioen." In: <em>Dendroflora</em>, 1998, vol 35, pp 58-95.[]

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