Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia delavayi, species tree peony
Tall and spreading habit, will reach 4-5' at maturity. Small 2" dark maroon flowers bloom late in the tree peony season, at the same time as the American hybrids of which this is a parent plant. Finely dissected foliage stays a shade of deep green all season.
In our USDA zone 6a climate this plant occasionally experiences winter winter die back, but blooms most years.
One of the wild ancestors of the cultivated peony, this species tree peony grows naturally throughout southwest China's Yunnan province. Wild populations have been depleted due to over harvesting. Our original seed stock came from Galen Burrell, a reputable and well known collector of species tree peonies.
When we ship: FALL 2022.