Paeonia 'Cang Jiao'

type: [tree peony] – [suffruticosa group] – [China central plains cultivar group]


Zhaolou Peony Garden, Heze in 1968.

Cang Jiao. Crown form, sometimes anemone form occurs. Flowers 16cm x 7cm, light red (52-D), soft; the outer petals 3- whorled, thin, usually toothed, suffused with purplish red at the base; the inner petals wrinkled, fairly sparse, some petaloid filaments bearing anthers are present; pistils developed, petaloid, yellowish green. Stalks very short, flowers hidden among leaves. Flowering midseason. Plant medium to dwarf, partially spreading. Branches stout. Leaves orbicular, large-sized, thick; leaflets ovate, apex acute, upper surface rough, deep green, suffused purple on the margins. Growth vigorous, flowers many. Bred by Zhaolou Peony Garden, Heze in 1968.

english :

A Beauty in Seclusion, Hidden Concubine


Concubina nascosta

Osti (1997)

08. CANG JIAO, «Concubina nascosta». Fiore semidoppio, rosa intenso, tardivo, vuole un luogo protetto. Portamento a cespuglio, vigoroso Il nome si richiama a un proverbio cinese, «la concubina nascosta in un palazzo d'oro», a significare l'amata segregata in una gabbia d'oro.

Osti (1999)

08. CANG JIAO "Hidden Concubine" The name refers to a Chinese legend, "The concubine hidden in a golden palace", signifying a lady-love kept in a golden cage. Flowers: bright pink; semi - double, late flowering. Habit: bushy, vigorous. Needs a sheltered site.

Cang Jiao / A Beauty in Seclusion

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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