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Hua Cai Ni Hong

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Hua Cai Ni Hong
Liangsheng Wang, Shanshan Li, Yong Yang, Ling Zhang, and Qianyu Wang

Received June 9, 2021. Seedling number L201908. Parentage: Paeonia rockii ‘Jing Shen Huan Fa’ x Suffruticosa Gp. ‘Godaishu’. First bloomed in 2018. First year propagated 2019. Mid/Late season bloom. SEMI-DOUBLE, 1 bloom per stem, 6¬ inches in size (16 cm). Vibrant pink with purplish undertones (RHS:67C). Base of petals white. Inner petals becoming mostly white with pink flares extending about 20% of petals’ length and edges of petals variably pink. Guard petals rounded, notched; inner petals becoming increasingly notched. Cupped as it opens, then flattens out as petals unfurl. Pollen-bearing stamens, filaments primarily white. Average of 7 carpels, greenish yellow, very hairy. Stigmas deep purplish-pink with normal anatomy. Sheath partial, purplish pink. Fertile both ways. Fragrant. Flowers carried in upright, well displayed position. Broadly cut foliage washed purplish when young, matures green. Upright growth. Height to 39 inches (100 cm). Named for the brilliant neon-like flower color.

Reference: 2021-DIR:41