Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Paeonia obovata ssp. obovata var. willmottiae
Chinese Woodland Peony
Item #: 6277
Zones: 4a to 7b, at least
Height: 20" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade ?
Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?
We are very excited to offer this little-known form of the prized woodland peony. Paeonia obovata ssp. obovata var. willmottiae hails from 8,000'+ on rocky slopes in the mountains of Hubei and Shaanxi provinces. Most of the material sold is Japanese in origin compared to this Chinese form. The deer-resistant variety willmottiae is much more vigorous than typical Paeonia obovata and is topped by single, white, cup-shaped flowers about 2 weeks earlier...early April in NC. This is in limited supply, so get them while they last.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Thrillers
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Cut flower plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Ornamental Seed or Fruit , Plants from China , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants