Notable characteristics: Lavender flowers with purple-black flares at the base of the petals. Tips of the petals frost to silver as the flower fades. See bottom photo.
The full name of this plant is 'Joy of Longevity of the Shimane Prefecture.' Shimane has been a famous area of peony production in Japan since the 18th century. A perennial visitor favorite in our display garden.
Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright. Flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 4' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Light and sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 heavy woody stem, with many offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 18-22" tall. This size plant will likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Order and reserve for FALL 2017. Order to reserve now! 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, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.
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.