Peony Registry

Cultivar
Xiao Ye
Originator
Liu Yan, Liu Ai-qing, Li Bing-ling, and Gao Jian-zhou
Group
Lactiflora
Date
2021
Country
China

Received January 3, 2021. Seedling number FH-02-085. Parentage: ‘Feng Huang Nie Pan’ x ‘Fen Yu Nu’. First year bloomed 2014, first propagated 2016. Early/Midseason bloom period. SINGLE, 1 bloom per stem, 4 1/4 inches in size (11 cm). Color pink (RHS:68A), somewhat darker arising from base (RHS: 61B). Two or 3 rows of guard petals, notched, cupped. Pollen-bearing stamens prominent at center, filaments yellow throughout. Average of 3 carpels, pale yellowish-green (RHS: 150C), moderately hairy. Stigmas red, normal anatomy, fertile. Well-developed staminodal disc, white. No fragrance. Foliage red on emergence from ground, at maturity narrow-pointed and green. Upright self-supporting growth to 26 inches (70 cm). Named for the spots of darker pigment on the petals, suggesting dimples on a smiling face.

Reference: 2021-Pending