Cricket Hill Garden
White Lotus, tree peony, in 4 size variants
Notable characteristics: These tree peonies are crosses of the Chinese Paeonia rockii and Japanese tree peonies. They are one-of-a-kind, seed grown plants, and there is some variability in flower form and color. Most flower forms are semi-double, with mid-to dark purple flares at the base of the petals. The composite photo gives you an idea of the range of possibilities we have seen. We have them in 4 sizes, one for every budget. Many 2-3 year plants will bloom this coming spring, though they may take one more year to show good flower form. The older plants have more buds and branches and are more likely to bloom.
A beautiful landscape plant, that will quickly grow into a fine specimen.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to about 4.5' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus or light semi-double, 7-8".
Flower fragrance: Lightly sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season blooming, flowers in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May or first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 2-3 year old tree peonies usually have one-to-two woody stems and a well developed root system. This size plant has buds set and will likely flower its first spring in the ground, though some may wait one more year. Height 18-22" tall with foliage.
Plant Size: 3-4 year old tree peonies usually have 2 or more woody stems and a well developed root system. This size plant will usually bloom the first spring. Height approximately with foliage 24" tall.
Plant size: 6-7 year old tree peonies usually have 5-6 or more woody stems and a well developed root system. This size plant has multiple flower buds set and will most likely flower its first spring in the ground. Height with foliage, 28-32" tall.
Plant size: 8 yr. old tree peonies are the largest size we have and are 6-8 or more woody stems and a large root system. This size plant has multiple flower buds set and will be a fine, large specimen plant . First year in the ground, with foliage, plant is about 34-36" tall.
When we ship: Early spring 2021.