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Qingyu Zhang, Zuolei Qi, Qianqian Shi

Parentage unknown. First bloom date unknown, first propagated 2022. Late-season blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are purplish-red (RHS 61B), 15cm (6″) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Dark greyish-purple (202A) flares with blurred edges emerge from flower centers and transcend approximately 37% of total petal length. Guard petals are flat, ruffled, and are typically 7.4cm (3″) in width. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average seven moderately hairy, yellow-green (142B) carpels with reddish-purple (67B) stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are between 1.25-2cm (0.5-0.75″), with filaments purplish-red (72A) in color. Sheath is complete, and deep purplish-pink in color (68A). Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted. Plants reach 1176cm (69.3″) at maturity, and carry broadly-cut, green foliage. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. Name derived from the poet Lu You’s “Miscellaneous Xing – Frost-Dyed Dan Leaves”: “Frost-dyed dan leaves, autumn evening is as charming as spring.” As the proverb says, “Peony blossoms are always rich and noble, but through poverty and cold, they write their whole lives. If you don’t survive the frost in early spring, how can you usher in the color of things, the peach blossoms and the spring of ten thousand houses.” The scene. Therefore, the peony with single petal but extraordinarily red in color is named “shuangranhuarui”.

Reference: 2023-DIR:XX