Island Minister, Japanese tree peony
Island Minister, Japanese tree peony

Island Minister, Japanese tree peony

$ 79.00

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 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.

2 yr. old  tree peonies have a larger root system, and 1-2 woody stems. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring. This size plant is ready for fall shipping.

When we ship:  Reserve for SPRING 2019 shipping to all USDA zone 4-8. USDA ZONE 9 CAN SHIP DEC.-FEB. for planting in cool weather.


 


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