Cricket Hill Garden

Tree Peony 'Island Minister'

$ 80.50
**This potted plant is only for curbside pickup at the nursery. To order this peony for shipping click here**

Name in Japanese and romaji: 島大臣 Shimadaijin

Notable characteristics: Ruffled semi-double blossoms in the classic 'Botan' color of dark purple-red. Vigorous and floriferous.

Hybridizer and year introduced: This cultivar was selected by Kiyo Ikeuchi (池內清) in 1953 in Shimane.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, grows to 4' tall and 4' wide.

Flower form and size: Semi-double blossoms with beautiful symmetry open to 8" wide.

Flower fragrance: Light, spicy-sweet.

Bloom time: Early-season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.

Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 heavy woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 12-18" tall. Likely to bloom the second year in ground. Potted up into a 1 gallon pot.

Nursery availability: SPRING 2020


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