Cricket Hill Garden
White Swallow Tail Flecked with Gold, Chinese rockii tree peony 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: 點金白燕尾 Dian Jin Bai Yan Wei
Notable characteristics: The evocative name says it all! Stunning flowers to 8" with a sweet fragrance. Spreading habit, to 4' tall and 4' wide. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Rockii group, this cultivar was hybridized by Chen Dezhong of the Peace Peony Garden in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and semi-spreading habit, to 4' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Anemone double form blossoms, 7-8".
Flower fragrance: Delicate, sweet.
Bloom time: Mid- season Chinese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second week of May. Blooms at least a week before other rockii type tree peonies.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem with a vigorous root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: FALL 2021.