Parentage: Paeonia lutea x Paeonia (Suffruticosa Gp) ‘Chōjoraku’. First bloomed 2012, first propagated 2013. Multi-petal SINGLE flower form. Flower opens dark orange-yellow, fades to light yellow as it matures. One flower per stem, size 4 inches (10. 4 cm) with up-facing display. Guard petals are notched, 1¼ inches in width (3 cm). Inner petals somewhat ruffled and twisting. Sparsely pigmented red flares extend about 30% of petal length. Many of the stamens transformed. Carpels, average of 4, light yellow green (RHS:2C) and very sparsely hairy. Stigmas pink (RHS:48C), receptive surfaces edged greenish white. Pollen-bearing stamens. Filaments mostly purplish red (RHS:58B), becoming light yellow just below the anthers (RHS:20A). Fragrant. No seeds. Sheath absent. Early foliage green. Upright growth, height to 20 inches (50 cm), support not needed. Drought and cold resistance when established.
Nong Yuan Mai Xiang
Xiuxin Zhang, Jingqi Xue, Shunli Wang, Yuqian Xue