Giant Globe, Japanese tree peony
Name in Japanese and romaji: 五大州 Godaishu
Notable characteristics: Pure white fluffy petals enclose contrasting gold stamens. Flowers are displayed well above vibrant green foliage. On old and excellent cultivar.
Hybridizer and year introduced: This cultivar was introduced by the famous peony breeder Tanaka Shinemon 田中新左衛門 who gardened in Niigata Prefecture, Japan in the early 20th century.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright growth habit. Vigorous grower, to 3' tall and 3.5' wide.
Flower form and size: Full, somewhat ruffled, semi-double, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Light and floral.
Bloom time: Late mid-season 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, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 12-18" tall. Likely to bloom the second year in ground.
2 yr. old tree peonies have a larger root system, and 1-2 woody stems. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring. Two year size is FALL shipping.
When we ship: Reserve for SPRING 2019 shipping to all USDA zone 4-8. USDA ZONE 9 CAN SHIP DEC.-FEB. for planting in cool weather.
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.