Cricket Hill Garden
Glittering Purple Brocade, Japanese tree peony WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2021
This peony will be available for fall 2021 shipping, ordering will be open in early spring 2021.
Name in Japanese and romaji: 紫光錦 Shikou Nishiki
Notable characteristics: Large semi-double blossoms in an alluring shade of dark reddish purple. As the name alludes to, the petals seem to glitter in the spring sun. As with many Japanese tree peonies which include the character 錦 (nishiki) meaning brocade, the outer guard petals of this cultivar are edged in white. This further lends the blossom a radiant aspect.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, grows to 3.5' tall and 3.5' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double, 8".
Flower fragrance: Very light, sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Japanese 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. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.
When we ship: FALL 2021.