Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia lactiflora, 'Top Brass' herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Large anemone to double form flowers, blend cream, light pink and yellow in a most delectable combination. The blossoms age, the pink tones fade to white, and mature blossoms appear to be lemony clouds over a sea of deep jade green leaves. Blossoms have a pleasant honey-scented fragrance. Long stems make this a good candidate for a cutting garden.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: P. lactiflora, Klehm, 1968.
Growth habit and size at maturity : 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Anemone to crown double, 6-7".
Flower fragrance: Light, spicy-sweet scent.
Bloom time: Early lactiflora herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' field grown peony with proportional roots. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: FALL 2023.