Dancing Kagura Lion, Japanese tree peony
Name in Japanese & romaji: 神樂獅子 Kagurajishi
Notable characteristics: Reddish pink blossoms are neatly displayed above the foliage. The inner petals of the flowers are asymmetrical (shishizaki), a trait for which some Japanese tree peonies are selected. Beautiful long leaves. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
This peony is named after the lion dance preformed as part of the Kagura, a form of Shinto theatrical dance.
Growth habit and size at maturity : Upright and semi-spreading, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Heavy semi-double to full double blossoms to 8-9".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Mid-season Japanese 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: 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.