Cricket Hill Garden

Paeonia rockii, 'Chrysanthemum Pink' Chinese tree peony

$ 90

ORDERING FOR THIS TREE PEONY WILL OPEN IN LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY 2023. Sign up with the "Email me when available" button to be notified when this plant is available for purchase. 

Name in Chinese and pinyin: 菊花粉 Ju Hua Fen

Notable characteristics: Loose light pink double blossoms with distinctive dark flares at the center. Attractive foliage with long leaflets. Rather low growing for a rockii type tree peony, to 3'.

Hybridizer, year introduced: Rockii group, this cultivar was hybridized by Chen Dezhong at the Peace Peony Garden in Lanzhou, Gansu province.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, to 3' tall and 3' wide.

Flower form and size: Full double, 6-8".

Flower fragrance: Sweet, clove-like fragrance.

Bloom time: Mid-season Chinese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third or fourth week of May.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. P. rockii cultivars are particularly drought resistant once established.

Plant size: 1 year old grafted tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a graft root. The plant may or may not have some of its own roots already developed. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.

When we ship: Fall 2023.

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