Kamata Nishiki Tree Peony (‘Kamata Tapestries’) blooms with huge lilac-pink flowers that seem to shine in the sunlight. Very showy!
Size when mature (about 10 years): 3-4 ft tall by 3-4 ft wide.
Position: Full sun to part shade; shelter from wind.
Hardiness zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Name: Paeonia x suffruticosa Kamata Nishiki (Kamata Nishiki Tree Peony)
Tree peonies tend to bloom earlier than most common herbaceous peonies. Branches do not die back to the ground in winter.
Tree peonies do not respond well to transplanting and take time to get established. They are developing deep, substantial root system that will help the peony to bloom. Add compost topping each fall to fertilize the soil.
Tree peonies are deer resistant.
A peony can live for 50 years or more.
Available by mail or pick up in Halifax in early May.
Plant the graft union (where the thick root is joined with the thinner top) 6″ below the soil.