Cricket Hill Garden
Jade Crown Blue Belt, Chinese rockii tree peony
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. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
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.
When we ship: This plant will ship in FALL 2020. Order to reserve now! We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.