Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia rockii, 'Jade Crown Blue Belt' Chinese rockii tree peony
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Name in Chinese and pin yin: 玉冠藍帶 Yu Guan Lan Dai
Notable characteristics: Full, creamy white, double flowers to 8". Each of the densely packed fragrant petals has a faint streak of rosy pink down the center with dark flares. Vigorous grower.
Cultivar group, hybridizer: Northwestern (Gansu) cultivar group, Chen Dezhong, 1993.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading, grows to 4.5' tall and 5' wide.
Flower form and size: Anemone double, 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 second spring in the ground.