Grower’s name, Chen Dezhong, Peace Peony Nursery, Lanzhou, Gansu, PR. China. From the seedling P. rockii cv. Double flower, rose shaped, red with bluish flare. 7 inches in diameter, round flower bud. Petals large and flat, basal blotches purplish-black, 1.2×1 inch. Sheath enclosing the half of the carpels, toothed lobe, stigmas yellowish red, rare anthers. Plant upright, vigorous, with less branches and suckers, leaves larger. Hardy enough to resist winds, and holds flowers above the leaves. Over three feet in height. Stamens, pollen and seeds. Some fragrance. Suitable for cutting flowers. (Maiden of Lanshow). Registered by Dr. Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, PR. China. Colored photo on file.
Chen Dezhong / Cheng Fangyun