Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia rockii, 'Glorious Journey' Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 光輝歷程 Guang Hui Li Cheng
Notable characteristics: Bold, open single form 7-8" flowers in a striking shade of purple-violet. Deep black maroon flares at the base petals are very prominent. Upright habit, grows to 5' tall and 4' wide.
Cultivar group, hybridizer: Northwestern (Gansu) cultivar group, Chen Dezhong, 1986.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and semi-spreading, grows to 5' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Single, 7-8".
Flower fragrance: Sweet.
Bloom time: Late season rockii 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 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
2 yr old plants are larger, with 1-2 woody stems and a dense root system. Likely to have a few blooms the first spring after planting.
When we ship: FALL 2022.