Name in Japanese and romaji: 島大臣 Shimadaijin
Notable characteristics: Ruffled semi-double blossoms in the classic 'Botan' color of dark purple-red. Vigorous and floriferous. Hybridizer and year introduced: This cultivar was selected by Kiyo Ikeuchi (池內清) in 1953 in Shimane. Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, grows to 4' tall and 4' wide. Flower form and size: Semi-double blossoms with beautiful symmetry open to 8" wide. Flower fragrance: Light, spicy-sweet. Bloom time: Early-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 heavy woody stems, with many offshoot buds, with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
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