Notable characteristics: Deep, violet-red flowers are upward facing. Excellent, fast grower. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains group, Luoyang city, historical cultivar.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading, grows to 3.5' tall and 3.5' wide. Somewhat compact, fits easily into mixed borders.
Flower form and size: lotus or light semi-double, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Chinese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second or third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem with a vigorous root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: This plant will ship in SPRING 2020.
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.