This 1957 hybrid not only offers an immense peony shaped bloom but also a sweet scent that is rarely found in C. japonica culitvars. Its flowering season is long, going on for months, with the height of its bloom arriving in the depth of winter. Every year we welcome the arrival of it’s deep rose colored flowers that touch the senses whenever we pass it by.
|Hardiness Zone||8, 9, 10|
|Bloom Season||Spring, Winter|
|Sun Requirement||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Minimum Temperature Indoors||40|
Tips for Success:
• Use fertilizer only at the beginning of active growth.
• Water when soil surface appears dry and then
thoroughly saturate the root ball.
• Give partial sun year-round.
• Give 30-40°F nighttime temperatures during the winter.
Warm nights during the winter time will cause “bud blast.”
Up to 59°F is okay.
• Give a slightly acidic soil between (soil ph between 4.8 - 5.8)
• Pinch back young cuttings to get full and bushy growth,
although this discourages flowering early on.
• 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salts/ one gallon of water given twice a
year supplies their magnesium requirements.