Grower’s name, Chen Dezhong, Peace Peony Nursery, Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R. China. From seedling of P. rockii cv. Semi-double, lotus shaped, bluish, flower 8 inches in diameter. Pointed elongated flower bud. Petals extend evenly, basal blotches black, 1.2×2.0.8. Sheath creamy white, enclosing the base of the carpels. Stigmas yellow, plenty of anthers. Filaments brownish black. Plant spreading, more branches. Seeds, stamens and pollen. Freely flowered, good substance and heavy fragrance. Stem strength, hardy enough to resist winds and hold flowers above the leaves. (Blue and Black Shine). Registered by Dr Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P.R. China, Oct. 3, 1994. Colored picture on file.
Chen Dezhong / Cheng Fangyun