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Yanlong Zhang, Weike Wang, Lixin Niu

Parentage unknown. First bloom date unknown, first propagated 2022. Late-season blooming DOUBLE flowers are white (RHS NN155D), 15.5cm (6″) in diameter, upward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are flat, notched, and are typically 5.8cm (2.3″) in width. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess on average three moderately hairy, yellow-green (145A) carpels with yellow-green (145B) stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens entirely transformed to petalodes, oblanceolate in shape, and identical in color to outer petallage. No apparent sheath. No pollen, and seed fertility has not been noted. Plants reach 255cm (100″) at maturity, and carry broadly-cut, green foliage. Growth habit is upright; mechanical support is unnecessary. When the flowers are in bud, they are bright green, like the landscape of the Western Qinling Mountains, and the people of Northwest China love white peonies just as much as they love the landscapes of their hometowns and regard them as symbols of good things, so the word “yuxiu” is very apt; plus, the main body of the petals is yellowish green at the beginning of blossoming, and the full bloom is milky white, with the tops of the petals being pale green, hence the name “yuxiu”.

Reference: 2023-DIR:XX