Champion Fragrance, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 冠群芳 Guan Qun Fang
Notable characteristics: This is a strong grower that we have tested for many years; its among the best dark maroon tree peonies. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, area of origin: Central Plains group, Heze Flower Garden, 1971.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading, grows to 3.5' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double to full double, 8".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second or third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven is 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 first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: This peony is for FALL 2017 shipping only. Order to reserve now! 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.