Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia suffruticosa, 'Color of Eternity' Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese & pin yin: 萬世生色 Wan Shi Sheng Se
Notable characteristics: Enormous pink flowers with lavender and violet inner tones. The Chinese classify this flower form as "thousand-petal", though we once counted and only found 347! Vigorous grower. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains group, Zhaolou Peony Garden, 1966.
Flower form and size: "Thousand-petal", double form, 8". Very floriferous cultivar.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading habit, grows to 3' tall and 4' wide.
Flower fragrance: Deep and complex, sweet, with a hint of violets.
Bloom time: Late season Chinese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May or first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
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 2023.