type: [tree peony] – [suffruticosa group] – [rockii-hybrid] - [Gansu mudan]

HUI-DIE (Grey Butterfly). From the seedling of P. rockii cv., growing in Peace Peony Nursery, Chen Dezhong, Danzhou, Gansu P.R. China. Semi-double. Lotus shaped, greyish pink and deeper to the center, 7.6" in diameter and 3.2 ft. in height, flat peach flower bud. Petals margin wavy, lobed, obvious reddish fringes in the rib areas of petal, basel blotches brownish black, 1x0.9". Sheath enclosing the lower part of carpels parted and whitish. Stigmas yellow, anthers much and filaments reddish. Stamens, pollen and seeds. Plant upright, many branches and few suckers, ellipticum leaves pale green, good substance and some fragrance. Stem strength hardy enough to resist wind and hold flowers above leaves. (Registered by Dr. Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P.R. China, Oct. 3, 1994). Colored picture on file. Bulletin #292.


Wang et al. 2003

japanese name: Haichou

McLewin & Chen (2006) Peony rockii and Gansu Mudan

Hui Die breeder, date: Chen Dezhong between 1986 and 1992 engl. translation: Grey Butterfly color & form classification categories , remarks: 9.1.11,Late flowering, Vigorous, upright habit not online: 230

Cheng Fangyun: 'Chinese Flare Mudan' (Beijing 2005)

'Hui Die' description (in chinese) & picture available on page 154.

Li Jiajue 2005, Chinese Tree Peony, Xibei, Xinan, Jiangnan Volume

'Hui Die' Single form, versi color. Selected, cultivated and named by Chen D.Z.. [detailed description available on page 83]

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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