Cricket Hill Garden

Purple Butterfly in the Wind, Chinese tree peony

$ 85

This peony will ship fall 2021

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.

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: 4 year 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:  Reserve for Fall 2021 shipping.

 

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