Notable characteristics: Flowers open with a soft purple, pearlescent, luminosity. The petals change to soft white, with purple-magenta flares at the center. Fast growing cultivar. Semi-dwarf tree peony, ideal for smaller gardens.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Zhaolou Peony Garden, 1975.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double to anemone, 7-8".
Flower fragrance: Delicate and sweet.
Bloom time: Early-season 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: 3 year old tree peonies have 3-4 or more woody stems, with a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 18-22" tall. This size plant may have smaller flowers the first year. Full size flowers will most likely develop its second spring in the ground.
2-year-old will have 2 or more woody stems and will likely bloom the second spring in the ground.
1-year-old will have 1 woody stem and a proportional root system and will likely bloom the second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Order now for fall 2016 shipping.
Potted stock on this plant is available at the nursery for pickup this spring. Sorry, we do not ship potted plants.