Notable characteristics: Crown or anemone form double blossoms open with a slight pink cast, fading to a faintly blushed white. Petaloids are somewhat ruffled and irregular. Flowers held above the foliage.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains cultivar group, bred by the Zhaolou Peony Garden, Heze, 1969.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and semi-spreading habit, grows to 3' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Large crown form double blossoms, to 8''. Will bloom as a single when young, or when growing conditions are less than ideal.
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, very strong.
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.