Notable characteristics: Semi-double flowers in the perfect shade of pink. Leaves retain the purplish red color of young foliage into the summer. Vigorous. Deer Resistant.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Older cultivar from Japan, specifics unknown.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, grows to 3.5' tall and 3.5' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus semi-double, 8".
Flower fragrance: Very light, sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 heavy woody main stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 18" tall. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
2 year old tree peonies have 1-2 woody stems with a larger, well developed root system and are more likely to bloom the first spring.
When we ship: Containerized plants can ship in spring and fall 2019.
We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock.
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.