'CARTE BLANCHE' Tree Peony (Paeonia x rockii 'flare carte blanche)
HARDY TREE PEONY
Flare 'Carte Blanche' (Jing Yun Guan) is a mid-season peony with, fully-double, pure-white, strongly-fragrant, 8" blossoms. The flowers of 'Jing Yun Guan' peony are elegant in both color and form. Mature plants will approach 7' in height and 4' or more in width and produce more than 50 blossoms in mid-May through early-June in temperate regions and earlier in warmer areas. Expect around 4" of height gain per year.
Available as bare root and field stock for shipping or pick up in the FALL.
5-gallon potted specimen are ONLY available for YEAR-ROUND pick up at our nursery.
Zones 4-8. Tree peonies are not as tolerant of drought, severe cold, or southern heat and humidity as most herbaceous peonies can be. Consider wind protection and mulching in Zone 4 and light afternoon shade and mulching in Zone 8. Do not let tree peonies stand in water or subject them to drought conditions. They will not reward you.
Tree peonies have been in culture in China for millennia, and it is likely that hybrids came into being in gardens where different wild tree peony species were planted closely together. Peonies are used in China both for medicine and as a time-honored ornamental and are called 牡丹 (mu dan) in China. Korea and Japan also have tree peonies featured in their ancient art and medicine and have been growing and improving peonies for centuries.
Shipping is only available for bare root and field stock tree peonies. We will NOT ship potted peonies so please do NOT order potted selections.