Semi-double. Lotus shaped, greyish pink and deeper to the center, 7.6″ in diameter and 3.2′ in height, flat peach flower bud. Petals margin wavy, lobed, obvious reddish fringes in the rib areas of petal, basel blotches brownish black, 1×0.9″. Sheath enclosing the lower part of carpels parted and whitish. Stigmas yellow, anthers much and filaments reddish. Stamens, pollen and seeds. Plant upright, many branches and few suckers, allipticum leaves pale green, good substance and some fragrance. Stem strength hardy enough to resist wind and hold flowers above leaves. (Grey Butterfly). Registered Dr. Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P.R. China, Oct. 3, 1994. Colored picture on file.
Chen Dezhong / Cheng Fangyun