Received: December 25, 2019. Parentage unknown. First bloomed 2016, first propagated 2017. Under current APS exhibition schedule, this would be shown as a DOUBLE. In classic early 20th century terminology it would be described as CROWN form, in which the guard petals and the center petals are separated by a ring of distinctly smaller petals. Purple-red flowers are 6⅜ inches in size (14 cm) and on average there are one or three blooms per stem. Flowers comprised of two rows of rounded guard petals, sometimes slightly notched at the end. Stamens are transformed to quite narrow petals, highly feathered at their ends. Carpels generally 4 in number, light green, hairy, and capable of seed production. Pollen absent. Stigmas are milky white. Slight fragrance. Upright growth habit on strong stems, height to 36 inches (90 cm). Blooms mid-season. Fine ornamental cultivar suitable for the garden. The name is suggested by the feathering of the flower petals, which when in full bloom bring to mind a group of elegant girls, dancing lightly in the peony garden.
Xiaonan Yu, Wei Zhu, Zhijun Dong, Huiyi Sun, Zizhuo Meng, Qihang Chen