Twin Beauties of the Long Yuan, Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 隴原二喬 Long Yuan Er Qiao
Notable characteristics: Soft iridescent pink blooms with very dark flares at the center. Flowers are well displayed above the foliage. Vigorous grower.
Long Yuan is a ancient name for Gansu province. The term refers to the craggy mountains and flat loess plains which make up the province's geography.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Northwest (rockii) cultivar group, Chen Fuhui of the Peace Peony Garden in Gansu province, 2003.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, grows to 4' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus form, 8".
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.