Grower’s name, Chen Dezhong, Peace Peony Nursery, Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R. China. From the seedling of P. rockii cv. Single lilac blue flower, 7.2 inches in diameter, flat peach flower bud. Larger petals extending flat, basal blotches purplish black 1.2×1 inches. White sheath enclosing fully carpels, stigmas creamy, anthers much, filaments pale purple only near the base. Stamens, pollen, seeds. Plant upright, strong grower, with many branches and suckers. Leaves narrow elongate, upper deep green and lower much hairy. Stem strength, hardy enough to resist winds and hold flower above the leaves. (Blue Lotus). Registered by Dr Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P.R. China. Colored picture on file.
Chen Dezhong / Cheng Fangyun