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Yu Guan lan Dai
A Gansu Mudan by Chen Dezhong in 1993-4. A vigorous sprawling shrub of very untidy habit. The large bomb flowers are very heavy and often end up on the soil having weighed the gangly branches down. The flowers themselves vary in appearance from year to year, somtimes there is much pink present, on other occasions very little. Sometimes a flower will open that is almost single. Often, narrow pink lines can be seen on the petals, these are extensions to the flares which narrow dramatically as they approach the petal edge. The name means ‘Jade Crown Blue Belt’ Plant Source: Phedar