Cuckoo's Sad Tears, Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 杜鵑啼血 Du Juan Ti Xue
Notable characteristics: Single form blossoms with subtle shading of pink and light purple. Flowers open a darker shade of purple and age to a lighter shade. Flowers have a deep, spicy-sweet fragrance. Vigorous grower with a an upright habit. Very floriferous. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer: Northwestern (Gansu) rockii cultivar group, Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden, Lanzhou, between 1993-1994.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, grows to 4.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single, 7-8".
Flower fragrance: Sweet.
Bloom time: Late season rockii tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last 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: This plant will ship in FALL 2017. 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.