Shen's Brilliant, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 沈輝 Shen Hui
Notable characteristics: Variegated light and dark pink full crown double flowers reach 8'. Blossoms carry a delicious sweet fragrance. Semi-dwarf plant ideal for smaller garden spaces.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: This old cultivar originates from the area around Shanghai, China and is a classical variety.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Compact habit, grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Double, anemone blossoms, to 8".
Flower fragrance: Heavy, sweet fragrance.
Bloom time: Mid-season Chinese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in mid- May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 2 year old tree peonies have 1-2 thick woody stems with developing branching and a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first spring in the ground, though it may need another year to produce full size flowers.
When we ship: Orders can ship FALL 2016.