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

To be called ”Ju Hua Fen” in Chinese, with characteristics of pink bloom, resembling the chrysanthemum, 20cm×12cm corolla, peachy buds. Two annuluses of pink outer petals have white stripes and purple and dark base speckles with it. The inner petals, with its color lighter than that of the outer petals, have many deep and featherlike clefts twisted and crapy , the top of the petal has anthers, a rose color stripe going through the top of the petals divides the amaranth base speckles into two parts. The numerous stamens have yellow and biggish anther, filaments of it enjoys red color in its middle section and white color at its two end points. The five full-grown and green pistils have milk yellow and petalody stigmas, nearly full- wrapped and pea green floral disc. The five bracts are pea green with red speckles with it. 15 lobules have stiffness in quality and the olivary top lobules have few tomentas, the leafstalks of them are concave with red color. The growing situation of it is generic with many blooms, patulous shape and a few sprouts, and medium blooming date.

McLewin & Chen (2006) Peony rockii and Gansu Mudan

Ju Hua Fen breeder, date: Chen Dezhong before 1985 engl. translation: Chrysanthemum Pink color & form classification categories , remarks: 1.4.12 not online: 133, 135

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

'Ju Hua Fen' description (in chinese) & picture available on page 115.

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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