Grower’s name, Chen Dezhong, Peace Peony Nursery, Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R. China. From the seedling of P. rockii cv. Single white, 7 inches in diameter and three feet in height. Ovate at the stage of bud, petals extending flat, ringed with bluish tint; basal blotches dark brown 1.3×1.2″. Sheath enclosing fully carpels, yellowish white and pin-nately lobed; stigmas yellowish, anthers less, filaments purple only near the base. Plant semi-spreading, with much branches, a few suckers and ellipticum leaves. Stamens, pollen and seeds. Good substance and some fragrance. Stem strength, hardy enough to resist the wind and hold flowers above leaves. Bloom mid-May at Lanzhou. Colored picture filed. [White Wall Shining Blue]. Registered by Dr. Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P.R. China, Oct. 3, 1994.
Chen Dezhong / Cheng Fangyun