Cricket Hill Garden
Palace of Fragrant Flowers, Japanese tree peony
This peony will ship fall 2021
Name in Japanese and romaji: 群芳殿 Gunpoden
Notable characteristics: Large size flowers in a bright shade of the classic reddish purple color known as 'botan' in Japanese. This cultivar is a result of a cross between the varieties ‘Minister of Flowers’花大巨 and ‘Kamata Wisteria’ 鎌田藤.
Hybridizer, year introduced: This cultivar was developed by the Fragrant Flowers Garden (群芳園) in Osaka.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, grows to 3.5' tall and 3.5' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double, 6-8".
Flower fragrance: Very light, sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Japanese 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 offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.
When we ship: FALL 2021.