Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia rockii, 'Peony Heaven Purple Lotus' rockii tree peony
Notable characteristics: We selected this outstanding plant from a group of seedling plants we received from a Chinese nursery in the late 1990s. Over the years we have culled many from this group; most were unremarkable, this one, however is special. Very floriferious, single mid-purple blossoms have the characteristic rockii dark flares at the base of the petals. Blossoms are fragrant. The plant is upright and tall growing, reaching 5.5' with a pleasing vase shape. Highly recommended! Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Selected at Cricket Hill Garden, we will be registering this variety with the American Peony Society as a unique cultivar.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, to 5.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single form double flowers, 7-9".
Flower fragrance: Sweet, clove-like fragrance.
Bloom time: Mid-season Chinese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third or fourth week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. P. rockii cultivars are particularly drought resistant once established.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have at least 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.