Cricket Hill Garden

#1 Scholar's Red, Chinese tree peony

$ 99

Name in Chinese and pin yin:  妝元紅 Zhuang Yuan Hong

Notable characteristics: Magenta-red double flowers are a classic Chinese form and color. Blossoms are 7-8', often with silvery frosting. Dense, spicy-sweet fragrance. Vigorous grower and easy bloomer. 

Cultivar group, area of origin: Central Plains cultivar group, this historical cultivar dates to the Qing Dynasty.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading habit, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.

Flower form and size: Double form, 7-8".

Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.

Bloom time: Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second or third week of May.

Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 5-9.

Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have at least 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.

When we ship: Late fall/winter 2020, early spring 2021.

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