Red of Hemp Leaves, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 麻葉紅 Ma Ye Hong
Notable characteristics: Iridescent reddish pink blossoms radiate an enchanting silvered glow. Lotus form single flowers have small petaloids around a golden ring of stamens. Great color and form.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains group, Work Team 9 of the Zhaolou Peony Garden, Heze city, 1969.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright grower, grows to 4' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus single form, 5-6" in diameter.
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Late season Chinese tree peony, always the last Chinese tree peonies to bloom in our USDA zone 6A garden, usually in the last week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
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.
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