snow lotus of paeonia rockii
Notable characteristics: Iridescent white petals vividly contrast with the deep maroon-black flares and golden stamens. Very floriferous variety.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading, flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 6' tall and 5' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus or light semi-double, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Sweet.
Bloom time: Early season rockii, blooms in our Zhongchuan Peony Nursery from the third week to the fourth week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 4-9. P. rockii cultivars are particularly drought resistant once established.
Plant size: 2-3yr old.