Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia rockii, 'Purple Jade Orchid' Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 玉蘭紫 Yu Lan Zi
Notable characteristics: Deep magenta-purple blossoms bloom on strong stems. Strong fragrance. Sure to attract attention in any garden. In a decade, this plant will grow into a majestic specimen. Sure to attract attention in any garden.
Hybridizer: Chen Junyu.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading, flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 4.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Full double, 8-9".
Flower fragrance: Dense, spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season rockii, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. P. rockii cultivars are particularly drought resistant once established. We have had reports from gardeners in Texas that P. rockii cultivars have grown and bloomed well during the last two years of extreme drought and heat.
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: FALL 2022. Ordering for this tree peony will open in MAY 2022. If you would like an email notification for when this tree peony is back in stock, please sign up with the button below.