Cricket Hill Garden

Paeonia suffruticosa, 'Joy of Longevity' Japanese tree peony

$ 95


Name in Japanese & romaji: 島根長寿楽 Shimane Chojuraku

Notable characteristics: Lavender flowers with purple-black flares at the base of the petals. Tips of the petals frost to silver as the flower fades. See bottom photo.

The full name of this plant is 'Joy of Longevity of the Shimane Prefecture.' Shimane has been a famous area of peony production in Japan since the 18th century. A perennial visitor favorite in our display garden.

Hybridizer: Unknown.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright. Flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 4' tall and 3' wide.

Flower form and size: Semi-double, 8-10".

Flower fragrance: Light and sweet.

Bloom time: Mid-season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.

Plant size: 1 year old grafted tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a graft root. The plant may or may not have some of its own roots already developed. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.

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