Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: K. Ikeuchi
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1952
Cultivar Group (Type): Suffruticosa Tree Peony
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Color: Purple
Flower color description: Stigmas and sheath reddish purple.
Flower size: Large

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy

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Common names
  • Japanese Tree Peony
  • Tree Peony
  • Peony
Also sold as:
  • Island Minister
  • Shima Daijin

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Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2018-05-25
Location: My neighbor's garden, Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2015-05-24
Shimadaijin
Location: My neighbor's garden, Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2015-05-24
Location: Critter's garden in Frederick MD
Date: 2015-05-10
draws attention from 150 feet away :-)
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2022-05-13

Date: 2022-03-17
Photo by SoCalGardenNut
Location: My neighbor's garden, Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2015-05-24
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2021-05-14

Date: 2022-03-13

Date: 2022-03-17

Date: 2007-02-27
This was purple, but in bright sun.
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2018-05-20

Date: 2022-03-13

Date: 2022-03-13
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2019-06-19
Photo by huang049
Photo by SoCalGardenNut

Date: 2022-03-17

Date: 2022-03-17
Location: Critter's garden in Frederick MD
Date: 2015-05-10
I may say "the bloom is as big as my head!" but really it's twice
Location: Home
Date: 2022-04-13
Prior to sunset, on a rather warm day.

Date: 2022-03-13
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2016-05-09
Photo by huang049
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-04-14
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-04-14
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 2016-03-14
A few days after budbreak, catching some morning raindrops on 14
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by huang049
Location: Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, MD
Date: 2017-04-26
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 12 May 2015
A few hours after some morning rain, this flower is still intact
Location: Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Date: 2016-04-30
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2017-05-09
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2019-06-19

Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
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Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 20 May 2016
When the flower petals have fallen away, this is what is left on

Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
  • Uploaded by Joy
Plant Events from our members
ShawnSteve On April 13, 2022 Bloomed
The unusually higher hear, just may have affected the color, of the bloom.
ShawnSteve On May 5, 2021 Plant emerged
New growth is finally getting color, to better help with proper identification.
Was a late shipment, ex. Wayside.
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