Cricket Hill Garden

Paeonia suffruticosa, 'Purple Butterfly in the Wind' Chinese tree peony

$ 90

Name in Chinese and pin yin:  紫蝶迎風 Zi Die Ying Feng

Notable characteristics: This peony's evocative name aptly captures its appearance in bloom, that of a butterfly dancing with the warm breeze on a spring day. Very fragrant.

Cultivar group, hybridizer, year introduced: Rockii, Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden, Lanzhou, China, 1994.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 4' tall and 4' wide.

Flower form and size: Lotus or Semi-double, 8-10".

Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet. One customer told us that a single cut flower perfumed an entire room.

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

Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 4-9.

Plant size: year grafted old tree peonies have several woody stems and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first spring in the ground.

When we ship:  FALL 2022. 

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