Grower’s name, Chen Dezhong, Peace Peony Nursery, Lanzhou, Gansu, PR. China. From the seedling of P. rockii cv. Has stamens, pollen and seeds. Single violet red, 7.2 in diameter, round peach flower bud. Petals larger, flatter and softer, waving in breezes like the butterfly; basal blotches purple black. 0.8×0.8. Sheath creamy, toothed lobe, enclosing the half of carpels; stigmas creamy yellow, anthers much, filaments purple. Spreading plant, much branches, a few suckers, wide lanceolate leaves. Good substance, light fragrance. Stem strength, hardy enough to resist winds and hold flowers above leaves. (Violet Butterfly facing Wind). Registered by Dr Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, PR. China. Colored picture on file.
Chen Dezhong / Cheng Fangyun