Coral Terrace, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 珊瑚台 Shan Hu Tai
Notable characteristics: Vibrant, pink-coral, blossoms with each petal scalloped and ruffled. The color of the petals' edges lighten as the flower ages, giving a multi-shaded appearance. An excellent plant, with intense color, that astounds visitors to our display garden. When this variety is in bloom, everyone wants one! Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, place of origin: Central Plains group, Zhaolou Peony Garden, 1970.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 4' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: "Thousand Petal" double, 8". Flowers will bloom as semi-double when plants are younger. Upward facing.
Flower fragrance: Delicately sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Chinese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: We have limited stock for Spring 2017 shipping. Most orders will ship in FALL 2017. 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.