Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia rockii, 'Boundless Bright Sky' Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 晴空萬里 Qing Kong Wan Li
Notable characteristics: This variety is always a favorite with visitors to our garden, and we are very pleased to finally be able to offer this lovely cultivar. Blossoms slowly unfurl with a distinct, pale pink, cast. Petals change to white as the flower opens fully. Dark purple flares at the center are mostly hidden by the dense petal arrangement. Flowers are incredibly fragrant, one blossom will perfume an entire room! A very rare and choice tree peony.
Hybridizer: Chen Junyu.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading, flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 5.5' tall and 5' wide.
Flower form and size: Full double, 8-9".
Flower fragrance: Dense, spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season rockii, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. P. rockii cultivars are particularly drought resistant once established.
Plant size: 1 year old grafted tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a graft root. The plant may or may not have some of its own roots already developed. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.
When we ship: FALL 2024