Cricket Hill Garden
#1 Scholar's Red, Chinese 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 Chinese and pin yin: 妝元紅 Zhuang Yuan Hong
Notable characteristics: Magenta-red double flowers are a classic Chinese form and color. Blossoms are 7-8', often with silvery frosting. Dense, spicy-sweet fragrance. Vigorous grower and easy bloomer.
Cultivar group, area of origin: Central Plains cultivar group, this historical cultivar dates to the Qing Dynasty.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading habit, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Double form, 7-8".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second or third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 5-9.
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 first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: FALL 2021