Red Lotus, Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 紅蓮 Hong Lian
Notable characteristics: Outstanding lotus form flowers are reddish purple with deep black flares at the base of the petals. Blossoms are fragrant. Vigorous grower.
Cultivar group, year introduced: Rockii group, a traditional variety grown in and around Lanzhou city in Gansu province.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading habit, grows to 4' tall and 5' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus single, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Dense and sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Chinese rockii tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week 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 tree peonies have at least 1 woody stem and 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.