Bai Yu Pan peony (Bed 11)
Bed 11 Bai Yu Pan (4c)
The view is roughly to the WSW, with column 11c running diagonally (lower left to upper right) across the shot. A few blooms of 11-5c are visible along the left edge of the shot.
While most of the cultivars in this bed are either double or Japanese or anemone form, 11-4c is single, or lotus form. It is the cultivar that allows the best view of an exposed yellow flower center. The name translates roughly to White Jade Plate. There is some confusion in online references to this cultivar. There is a tree peony with a similar name (Yu Pan Bai) that is also a white lotus form. There is a double white herbaceous with the name Bai Yu Pan, and an alternative name Intermezzo.
Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor
Taken June 4, 2016 (early am)
From Peony Garden Bed 11 Chinese