Ancient Red, Chinese tree peony
Ancient Red, Chinese tree peony
Ancient Red, Chinese tree peony

Ancient Red, Chinese tree peony

$ 79.00

Name in Chinese and pin yin: 種生紅 Zhong Sheng Hong

Notable characteristics: Clear bright coral red blossoms bloom at maturity in a full double form. One of the best true red Chinese tree peonies. No hint of purple in these flowers! Petals have violet-purple flares at their base. This historic cultivar is said to date from the Qing Dynasty.

Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains cultivar group, this classical variety originates from the famous peony growing city of Luoyang, in Henan province.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading habit, grows to 3' tall and 4' wide. Relatively slow growing.

Flower form and size: Lotus to double form, to 7'. Begins blooming at an early age.

Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.

Bloom time: Early-season Chinese tree peony, always one of the first tree peonies to open in our USDA zone 6A garden, usually in the second week of May.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.


Plant size: 2 year old tree peonies have 1-2 woody stems with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.

When we ship: Order now for fall 2016 shipping.