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

HEI-XUAN-FENG (Black Whirlwind). Grower's name, Chen Dezhong, Peace Peony Nursery, Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R. China. From the seedling of P. rockii cv. Single flower, bluish scarlet with black flare, 8.8x3.6, ovate at the stage of bud. Petals large, extending levelly, pleated lightly, basal blotches purplish black. 1.6x1. Sheath toothed lobed, pale purple, enclosing fully carpels, stigmas creamy yellow; anthers much filament red. Stamens, pollen, seeds. Plant upright, with a lot of branches, a few suckers and large ovate greenly leaves, more flowers with light fragrance. Stem strength, hardy enough to resist winds and hold flower above the leaves, 3-ft. height. (Registered by Dr. Cheng Fangyun, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P.R. China). Colored picture on file. Bulletin #292.

McLewin & Chen (2006) Peony rockii and Gansu Mudan

Hei Xuan Feng breeder, date: Chen Dezhong between 1986 and 1992 engl. translation: Black Whirlwind color & form classification categories , remarks: 7.1.02, Early flowering, Vigorous, upright habit not online: 215

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

'Hei Xuan Feng' description (in chinese) & picture available on page 142.

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

'Heixuanfeng' Single form, purplish black, Selected, cultivated and named by Chen D.Z., and internationally registered by Cheng Fangyun. [detailed description available on page 80]

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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