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Tree Peony 'Hana-Kisoi'

Paeonia suffruticosa

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: suffruticosa (suf-roo-tee-KO-sa) (Info)
Cultivar: Hana-Kisoi
Additional cultivar information:(aka Hanakisoi)
Hybridized by Unknown
Registered or introduced: pre 1910
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mount Vernon, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois

Gardiner, Maine

Baltimore, Maryland

Dearborn, Michigan

Sparks, Nevada

Brooklyn, New York

Cleveland, Ohio

Somerset, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Christiana, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 26, 2011, papa1 from Dearborn, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have had one of these plants for about five years. Each year it has had more large white blooms than the year before. The blooms are beautiful but they do not last long, only about a week. If you grow one of these plants, try to grow it in a protected area. Mine is not, and it takes a beating from the wind. I think the blooms would last longer if the plant were in a protected area. It blooms in the late spring.


On May 30, 2008, plantaholic186 from Winnetka, IL wrote:

I grew up with a 'Hanakisoi' in our garden (such as it was) and reveled in gifting my most favorite people with blooms. Such a wonderful smell.
The one I planted in my first garden in the city doubled its size in 5 years. The current one was planted fall of 2006, and had two large blooms this spring.


On Feb 28, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

Tree peonies have a very short bloom season, but they make up for it with their beauty. 'Hana Kisoi' was described to me as the "idiot-proof" tree peony, and I grew it well in Kansas, zone 5, as well as my current zone 7.