Luoyang Red, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 洛陽紅 Luoyang Hong
Notable characteristics: Magenta flowers are upwards facing. Fast growing and easy blooming cultivar. Highly recommended.
This famous variety comes from Luoyang, the ancient city in Henan Province that was the capital of China during many dynasties. For over a millennium, Luoyang has been a major center of peony cultivation. Today the main downtown boulevard is planted with enormous specimens of Luoyang Red.
Cultivar group, area of origin: Central Plains cultivar group, this historical cultivar originates from Luoyang city, Henan Province in China.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 4.5' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Heavy semi-double, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: 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 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.
When we ship: This peony is for SPRING or FALL 2016 shipping. Order to reserve now!
Plant size: 2 year old tree peonies have 2 woody stems and a proportional root system. This size plant may flower its first spring in the ground, though it may need another year to fully establish.
When we ship: This peony is for FALL 2016 shipping. Limited availability, order to reserve now!