Received October 30, 2021. Parentage unknown. First bloomed in 2015. First year propagated 2018. Early/Mid season bloom (blooms early May in Heilongjiang, China). Red flower-in-flower DOUBLE, average 5 blooms per stem, 4¼ inches in size (11 cm). Guard petals generally smoothly rounded, inner petals becoming crenulated and somewhat notched. Average of 5 carpels, green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas yellowish. Stamens absent. Yellowish petaloids separating the inner and outer “flowers” may be seen in the depths of the flower on close examination. Staminodal disc incomplete, consists of a few projections. No seeds observed. Fragrant. Typical lactiflora foliage, green, washed purplish when young. Upright growth to 35 inches (89 cm). Mechanical support not needed, thus very suitable for garden display.
Xi Chen, Lei Wang, Hui Han, and Yan Xiong