Cricket Hill Garden
White Crane Lying in the Snow, Chinese tree peony WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2021
This peony will be available for fall 2021 shipping, ordering will be open in early spring 2021.
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 白鶴臥雪 Bai He Wo Xue
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. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
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.
When we ship: FALL 2021
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.