Cricket Hill Garden

Purple Tower Inlaid with Gold, Chinese rockii tree peony

$ 85

Name in Chinese and pin yin: 紫樓鑲金 Zi Lou Xiang Jin

Notable characteristics: Dark magenta red blossoms are full crown double form. Golden grains of pollen are interspersed with the dense petals. Rather petite grower for a rockii type, this variety will grow to only 3' tall and wide after 10 years. This cultivar preforms best in a semi-shaded location, flowers will fade quickly in the full sun. 
Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.

Hybridizer: Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden in Lanzhou, Gansu province between 1993 and 1994.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading, flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.

Flower form and size: Full double, 8-9".

Flower fragrance: Dense, spicy-sweet.

Bloom time: Mid-season rockii, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. P. rockii cultivars are particularly drought resistant once established.

Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.

When we ship: Order now for FALL 2021 shipping. 

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