Golden Summit of a Snowy Mountain, Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 雪山金頂 Xue Shan Jin Ding
Notable characteristics: Crown form double blossoms seem to possess an inner golden glow. Fragrant. Very vigorous grower.
Hybridizer: Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China, before 1985.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 4' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Crown form double, 6-8".
Flower fragrance: Sweet.
Bloom time: Late Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May and first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. P. rockii cultivars are particularly drought resistant once established. We have had reports from gardeners in Texas that this variety has grown and bloomed well during the last two years of extreme drought and heat.
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.