Hibiscus with a Pink Complexion, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 肉芙蓉 Rou Fu Rong
Notable characteristics: Large ruffled semi-double pink blossoms are produced in profusion on this lower growing tree peony. An excellent plant to start a collection, especially if you are looking for a fragrant, multi-shaded pink tree peony.
Cultivar group, area of origin: Central Plains cultivar group, introduced by Team 10 of the Zhaolou Peony Garden in 1975.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide. Ideal for gardens where space is limited.
Flower form and size: Ruffled semi-double, 8-9".
Flower fragrance: Delicate, spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second or third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 2 year old tree peonies have at least 2 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground. When we ship: This peony is for FALL 2016 shipping.