Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia, 'Blonde Vision' hybrid herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Light yellow double with soft red highlights. Medium green foliage. This cultivar was introduced by the great American peony grower and hybridizer Don Hollingsworth. He notes: "A gorgeous flower when it is right. However, the developing buds are vulnerable to late freeze injury, suffering frost damage most seasons in American Central Midwest climate. Recommended for landscape use only in regions that do not experience harsh cold fronts during spring warm up." At our nursery in Connecticut, we have not seen any frost damage on this plant in our half dozen years of growing it.
Cultivar group, hybridizer, year introduced: Hybrid, Hollingsworth, 2010.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Grows to 36" tall and 36" wide.
Flower form and size: Double, 6-7", borne on strong stems.
Flower fragrance: No.
Bloom time: Early-season herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with proportional roots. This size plant will most likely flower its first season.
When we ship: Fall 2023