Magnificent Imperial Reign, Japanese tree peony
Name in Japanese and romaji: 島根聖代 Shimane Seidai
Notable characteristics: Enormous, loose double form flowers are dark pink upon opening and fade to a softer salmon tone as the flowers reach full bloom. Tall growing.
Breeder, region of origin: This tree peony was introduced by Shigeto Kadowaki (門脇茂) in 1933 in Shimane prefecture. Shimane is a famous peony growing region in southwestern Japan.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright growth habit. Vigorous grower, to 3.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Somewhat ruffled, semi-double, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Light and floral.
Bloom time: Late mid-season 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 woody stem with a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Order now for SPRING or FALL 2018 shipping. 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.