Name in Chinese and pin yin: 枣園紅 Zao Yuan Hong Notable characteristics: Vibrant reddish-purple blossoms with a sweet fragrance. Striking centers feature jet black flares, golden stamens, red stigma and ovary. Upright and spreading habit.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: rockii, Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China, 1986. Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading habit, to 3' tall and 5' wide. Flower form and size: Single blossoms to 8". Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet. Bloom time: Mid- season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May or first week of June. Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem with a vigorous root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground. When we ship: Reserve for SPRING 2019 shipping to all USDA zone 4-8. USDA ZONE 9 CAN SHIP DEC.-FEB. for planting in cool weather.