Purple Jade Orchid, 4 yr. old specimen 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. 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 5' tall and 5' wide.
Flower form and size: Full double, 8-9".
Flower fragrance: Dense, spicy-sweet.One of the most fragrant flowers we grow.
Bloom time: Mid-season rockii, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven is 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: 4 year old tree peony is has several woody stems and a proportional root system.