Grower’s name, Chen Dezhong, Peace Peony Nursery, Lanzhou, Gansu, PR. China. From the seedling of P. rockii cv. Single flower, bluish scarlet with black flare, 8.8×3.6, ovate at the stage of bud. Petals large, extending levelly, pleated lightly, basal blotches purplish black. 1.6×1. Sheath toothed lobed, pale purple, enclosing fully carpels, stigmas creamy yellow; anthers much filament red. Stamens, pollen, seeds. Plant upright, with a lot of branches, a few suckers and large ovate greenly leaves, more flowers with light fragrance. Stem strength, hardy enough to resist winds and hold flower above the leaves, 3 ft. height. (Black Whirlwind). Registered by Dr. Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, PR. China. Colored picture on file.
Chen Dezhong / Cheng Fangyun