Cricket Hill Garden
King of Flowers, Japanese tree peony WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2021
This peony will be available for fall 2021 shipping, ordering will be open in early spring 2021.
Name in Japanese & romaji: 花王 Kao
Notable characteristics: Enormous vibrant reddish-purple flowers, held up on strong red stems.
Area of origin, year introduced: 1932 in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Shimane is a famous center for tree peony cultivation located along the south west coast of the Japanese mainland.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and semi-spreading, grows to 3.5' tall and 3.5' wide.
Flower form and size: Ruffled double, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Mid- to late season Japanese 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, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 12-18" tall. Likely to bloom the second year in ground.
When we ship: FALL 2021