Cricket Hill Garden

Island Minister, Japanese tree peony

$ 85

Name in Japanese and romaji: 島大臣 Shimadaijin

Notable characteristics: Ruffled semi-double blossoms in the classic 'Botan' color of dark purple-red. Vigorous and floriferous.

Hybridizer and year introduced: This cultivar was selected by Kiyo Ikeuchi (池內清) in 1953 in Shimane.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, grows to 4' tall and 4' wide.

Flower form and size: Semi-double blossoms with beautiful symmetry open to 8" wide.

Flower fragrance: Light, spicy-sweet.

Bloom time: Early-season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.

Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 heavy woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 12-18" tall. Likely to bloom the second year in 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.

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