Cricket Hill Garden

Paeonia lactiflora, 'Xi Shi's Face Powder' Chinese herbaceous peony

$ 48
Name in Chinese and pin yin 西施粉 Xi Shi Fen

Notable characteristics: Perfectly formed light pink double form flowers are excellent for cutting with a strong, spicy sweet fragrance. Xi Shi, a women who lived during the Spring and Autumn period, is remembered to this day as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. 

Species, place of origin: Paeonia lactiflora, traditional cultivar from China. 

Growth habit and size at maturity : Grows to 3.5' tall and wide. Strong stems.

Flower form and size: Well formed double, 5", upright blossoms. Requires staking in the landscape.

Flower fragrance: Dense, spicy sweet scent.

Bloom time: Mid-season herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first or second week of June.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-8.

Plant size: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with proportional roots. 

When we ship: FALL 2024

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