Cricket Hill Garden

King of Flowers, Japanese tree peony WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2021

$ 85

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

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