Glory of the Sun and Moon, Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 日月同輝 RiYue Tong Hui
Notable characteristics: Single form blossoms with an enchanting range of color in each petal, from dark purple center to light pink. Petal edges have a heavy white fringe.Flowers have a deep, spicy-sweet fragrance. Vigorous grower with a semi-spreading habit, to 4' tall and 4' wide.
Cultivar group, hybridizer: Northwestern (Gansu) rockii cultivar group, Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden, Lanzhou, between 1986-1992.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading, grows to 4' tall and 4' 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.