Cricket Hill Garden
Snow Lotus on Icy Mountain, Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 冰山雪蓮 Bing Shan Xue Lian
Notable characteristics: Large, iridescent white petals vividly contrast with the deep maroon-black flares and golden stamens. Very floriferous variety. Excellent grower, highly recommended. Foliage retains a slight bronzed cast when the plant is in bloom.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Chen Dezhong of the Peony Peace Garden, Lanzhou, China between 1986-1992.
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: Lotus single, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Early season rockii, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May and first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. P. rockii cultivars are particularly drought resistant once established. We have had reports from gardeners in Texas that this variety has grown and bloomed well during the last two years of extreme drought and heat.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem with a strong root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the 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.