Lavish Yourself with This Rare Beauty! There was a time, many years ago in ancient China, when the only person who could own a tree peony was the Emperor himself. Fortunately for us, tree peonies are now slightly more available. There are very few plants that can compete with a tree peony in full bloom. The Tree Peony Koukamon, ‘Paeonia’, Deep maroon, also known as ‘Floral Gate’, produces a flower that is almost black towards the center. The flowers are huge, ruffled, satin-like and super hardy! They flower from late April to early May but the flowering season does vary from year to year. A mature plant can have in excess of a hundred flowers and these can be 10 or more across! You’ll find the butterflies will love the flowers but deer tend to stay away from them. The flowers range in color from maroon, crimson, scarlet, various shades of pink, to pure white. There are also tree peonies with yellow or purple flowers. The Chinese refer to the tree peony as ‘Moutan’. This has been variously translated but probably means ‘The Emperor Flower’. While the tree peony originated in China, it had found its way to Japan by the 8th Century AD. Japanese tree peonies tend to have less double flowers than their Chinese peers, and the flowers are more open and delicate. Growing only 4-5′ tall, these exceptional Tree Peonies are sub-zero hardy and bloom for a lifetime. In mass plantings or as a single specimen, every garden needs these rare beauties. Order yours today! * Cold hardy* Low maintenance shrub* Dramatic spring floral display.