Notable characteristics: Dark magenta purple blossoms in the classic Chinese tree peony crown double form. Large flowers are supported by strong stems. In color, form and fragrance this is an archetypal Chinese tree peony.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains cultivar group, this classical variety originates from the famous peony growing city of Heze, in Shandong province.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading, grows to 3' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Crown form double, to 8".
Flower fragrance: Strong, spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Chinese 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 first or second spring in the ground.