Notable characteristics: Lavender pink single blossoms are bountiful on this vigorous cultivar. Petals are like wind blown silk, and carry a delicate, refined scent, redolent of rosewater daubed on the neck of a lovely courtesan. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
We have selected this tree peony for propagation out of the hundreds which we have grown from Chinese tree peony seed over the last 25 years. It is a superior tree peony on many counts, a prolific bloomer with fragrant flowers, it also exhibits a robust growth habit and exceptional resistance to all fungal diseases to which tree peonies can be prone. We are happy to finally be able to offer this outstanding tree peony to other gardeners.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Rockii group, the original 'mother' plant was a seedling grown by us at Cricket Hill Garden.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and semi-spreading habit, to 4' tall and 5' wide.
Flower form and size: Single form blossoms, 8-9".
Flower fragrance: Delicate, sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third 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. Root system is strong and well balanced. Size with foliage the first year is about 18" tall. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Orders can ship SPRING or FALL 2017.
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.