Cricket Hill Garden

Paeonia lactiflora, 'Rare Flower Faces the Sun' Chinese herbaceous peony

$ 45

Name in Chinese: Xiang Yang Qi Hua 向陽奇花

Notable characteristics: Vibrant fuchsia guard petals serve as a stunning backdrop to multi-colored yellow, pink and white staminodes. Vigorous and free flowering. 

Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lactiflora, a classical cultivar from the peony growing center of Luoyang in Henan province. 

Growth habit and size at maturity: To 3' tall and and 3' wide. Does not require staking.

Flower form and size: 4-5" anemone double form blossoms.

Flower fragrance: Mild.

Bloom time: Mid-season herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May to early June.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-8.

Plant size: 4-5 eye plant with a proportional root system. 

When we ship: FALL 2024

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