Seedling No. 4/92. Triple hybrid. Parentage: Variety obtained by crossing in 1984, P. lactiflora ‘Adolphe Rousseau’ x F1 (P. officinalis ‘Rubra Plena’ x P. peregrina). Seeds sown in 1984, from which ‘Chempion’ was selected as a seedling for propagation in 1992. Entered into the State Register of Plant Varieties of Ukraine in 2009. DOUBLE, flat form having rounded guard petals 1½-2 inches (3-5cm) wide, sometimes with an open center. One flower per stem, large, with a diameter of 5-7 inches (16-18 cm). Dark red-purple color does not burn out (RHS 59-B). On average 3 carpels, short, very hairy, greyed-yellow (RHS 160-D). Stigmas green-yellow (RHS 1-D) and of normal anatomy. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments red, less than ½ inch. No seeds. Fragrance insignificant. Early to midseason bloom period. Dark green foliage, the leaves large, with broad lobes. Plant habit semi-spreading, though the stems are thick and durable and mechanical support not needed. Plant height 39 to 43 inches (100 to 110 cm). The cultivar is intended for cutting.
Vasyl Gorobets, M.M. Grysko National Botanical Gardens, Kiev, Ukraine.