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. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
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 FALL 2018 shipping. Limited availability, order to reserve now! We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.