Black Dragon Brocade, Japanese tree peony
Name in romaji: Kokuryu Nishiki
Notable characteristics: Fine, white, etching on the edges of the petals look like embroidery details that gives this unusual flower its name. We find the voluminous dark maroon-red blossoms of this cultivar very enticing. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Hybridizer and year introduced: Hybridizer unknown. This cultivar originates from the area around Yokahama, Japan and dates to around 1905.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading habit, grows to 3' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Single blossoms to 6".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Late mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem with 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 2017 shipping. We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.
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.