Name in Chinese and pin yin: 虞姬顏裝 Yu Ji Yan Zhuang
Notable characteristics: This flower is named for Yu Ji, the consort of the general, Xiang Yu, who sought to become emperor of China after the collapse of the Qin dynasty in 209 CE. She accompanied him on his campaign against rival armies, but took her own life when it appeared that her lover's cause was lost. Today she is remembered as a great beauty who sacrificed everything for love.
Cultivar group, area of origin: Central Plains group, Zhaolou Peony Garden in Heze city, 1980.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading, grows to 4' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus or light semi-double, 8".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Late mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week May.
Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have at least 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: This peony is for FALL 2017 shipping only. Order to reserve now!