Cricket Hill Garden

Paeonia suffruticosa, 'Black Dragon Holds a Splendid Flower' Chinese tree peony

$ 90

Name in Chinese and pin yin: 烏龍捧盛 Wu Long Peng Sheng

Notable characteristics: On mature blossoms, light cream carpels often appear in striking contrast to the very dark, magenta-pink petals. Highly recommended for beginning a tree peony collection. Very vigorous 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): Upright and semi-spreading, grows to 5' tall and 5' wide.

Flower form and size: Semi-double to anemone, 8". Very floriferous cultivar.

Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.

Bloom time: Early season Chinese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second week of May.

Zone hardiness: Proven in 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 second spring in the ground.

When we ship: FALL 2022. 

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