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Received October 30, 2021. Parentage unknown. First bloomed in 2015. First year propagated 2018. Midseason bloom (blooms early May in Jiangsu, China). Purplish-blue DOUBLE, average 4 blooms per stem, 5½ inches in size (13 cm). Flower-in-flower doubling and profusion of petals results in a flower that can be taller than wide when viewed from the side. Guard petals notched, forced flat by the large fully developed flower. Stamens absent. Average of 5 carpels, pale green, sparsely hairy, stigmas yellowish. No seeds. Staminodal disc incomplete, a few projections, white. Fragrant. Typical lactiflora foliage, green, washed purplish when young. Upright growth to 43 inches (109 cm). Mechanical support not needed, thus suitable for garden display.