Received September 7, 2020. Parentage unknown. First bloomed 2016, first propagated 2017. Midseason bloom. Dark pink SEMI-DOUBLE (RHS:72B). Guard petals about 1? inches in width (3.5 cm), notched. Flower is well-filled with petals, the petals grading smaller towards the center, notched, ruffled, somewhat frilled. Flower size 4½ inches (11 cm). Two or three side buds. Fragrant. Average of 5 carpels, glabrous, pale yellow in color (RHS:151A). Stigmas feathered, pale pink (RHS:155C), morphologically sterile. A distinct center of pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow throughout (RHS:19D). Some staminodes present, these of spatulate form. Early foliage purplish-red, matures to light green. Upright free-standing growth to 33 inches (83 cm). Good drought and cold resistance when established. Named for the flower color and end-of spring blooming.
Dian Chun Zi
Xiuxin Zhang, Shunli Wang, Jingqi Xue, Xiuxia Ren