The English translation of the original Russian description of the species by Regel used the name P. fedschenkoi which is corrected to P. fedtschenkoi according to IAPT code 60. The sole member of Section Fedtschenkoana, this species is related to species in Section Crystallophlomis. Unusual in that this species is summer dormant and is supported by a tuberous rootstock with several ovate cataphylls on top. Plants is mostly efarinose (sometimes slight traces maybe found), leaves ovate-oblong, rounded at the apex and with a crenate-dentate margin. Flowers are deep pink with a darker center.