Wild Tree Peony Garden, Five Seedlings Collection
Notable characteristics: Group of five seedlings grown from open pollinated seeds collected from various cultivars of P. rockii growing in our display garden. We plant dozens of these seedlings every year, but find ourselves with too many seedlings and too few nursery beds. Mother plants of these seedlings include exceptional Gansu rockii tree peonies varieties such as: Purple Butterfly in the Wind, Boundless Bright Sky, Phoenix Hairpin, and Snow Lotus. We have been collecting and sowing seed from these tree peonies for about fifteen years. About 60% of the seedlings are single form flowers in either white, pink or purple. All are vigorous and display the distinctive dark maroon rockii flares at the base of the petals. The other 40% are anemone or double form. Many of these tend to be multicolored and are quite spectacular. Our tree peony collection consists of over 350 distinct cultivars of Chinese, Japanese and American tree peonies, so our seeds are drawn from quite a diverse gene pool, thanks to our promiscuous pollinators.
These plants are seed grown and will measure about 4-6 inches from stem to root. They are transplanted in dormancy, without leaves, but will have buds for next spring's leaves. With proper attention to fertilization, watering, and weeding these plants should bloom in another 2-4 years. When they do, you will have your own new cultivars of tree peonies. Ideal for the patient and careful gardener. These small seedlings will come with their own care sheet.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies seedling, not a grafted plant. These will measure about 4-6'' from bud to root. Collection of 5 plants.
When we ship: Orders can ship spring or fall, 2017
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.