Received October 30, 2021. Parentage unknown. First bloomed in 2016. First year propagated 2017. Midseason bloom (blooms late May in Heilongjiang, China). Purplish-red DOUBLE, average 3 blooms per stem, 6? inches in size (14¼ cm). Guard petals notched, grading gradually smaller as they progress towards the center. Pollen-bearing stamens interspersed among petals at center, filaments yellow. Average of 5 carpels, green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas yellow, normal anatomy. Fertile. Staminodal disc incomplete, consists of a few projections. Typical lactiflora foliage, green, flushed purplish when young. Upright growth to 40 inches (101 cm). Mechanical support not needed, thus very suitable for garden display. Particularly cold resistant, as suggested in the name.
Zhiyang Liu, Xi Chen and Yanting Qu