Purple Silk, Chinese rockii tree peony
Purple Silk, Chinese rockii tree peony

Purple Silk, Chinese rockii tree peony

$ 79.00

Name in Chinese and pin yin: 紫縐綢 Zi Zhou Chou

Notable characteristics: Dark red, purple
-violet blossoms are held well above the foliage. Flowers carry a heavy fragrance of sweet perfume amid a torrent of petals. Blossom held well above the foliage. 

Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Northwest (rockii) cultivar group, Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden in Gansu province, between 1986 and 1992.

Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, grows to 4' tall and 3' wide.

Flower form and size: Flowers on young plants are lotus form, mature blossoms are 8-10" heavy semi-double to full double form.

Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet. 

Bloom time: Late-season Chinese 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 a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.

When we ship: 
This plant will ship in FALL 2017.