Received: December 25, 2019. Parentage unknown. First bloomed 2016, first propagated 2017. DOUBLE. Flowers are pink with suggestion of lilac, 6 inches in size (15 cm), and on average there are 1-3 per stem. Petals are rounded, average width of guard petals 1½ inches (3.6 cm). Stamens are transformed to petals, pollen absent. Carpels absent, no seeds. Pleasant fragrance. Yellowish-green on emergence from ground, but stems and leaves are green at maturity. Upright growth, height to 36 inches (90cm). Stems erect and support flowers without added mechanical support. Blooms late-season. The name comes from the flowers. A little breeze, a little rustling of the petals, perhaps the music of Johann Strauss in the background, and you are transported back to the 19th Century ballrooms of Europe, with the young women elegantly swirling in voluminous hooped pink dresses.
Xiaonan Yu, Zhijun Dong, Wei Zhu, Zizhuo Meng, Xi Chen, Qihang Chen