White Crane Feather, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 白鶴羽 Bai He Yu
Notable characteristics: Chrysanthemum form double blossoms are tinged with pink at the center. Blossoms will be semi-double when plants are young, or growing conditions are less than optimum. Relatively low growing plant, with the blossoms held well above the rounded foliage.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains cultivar group, this classical variety originates from the famous peony growing city of Heze, in Shandong province.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading habit, grows to 2.5' tall and 4' wide. Relatively slow growing.
Flower form and size: Lotus to double form, to 7".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, very fragrant.
Bloom time: Mid-season Chinese tree peony, in our USDA zone 6A garden, blooms in the third 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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