Cricket Hill Garden
Firelight, hybrid herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Brilliant pink, with red-dark pink flares and a golden center, a really unique peony! Looks more like a tulip with lacy foliage. A delight in bloom, good choice for the mixed flower border and floral design.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Hybrid group, Saunders, 1950. Rarely offered for sale.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Upright, grows to 2.5' tall and 3.5' wide. Very good stem strength.
Flower form and size: Single, 5" and upward facing. Excellent variety for landscape planting or cut flowers.
Flower fragrance: Lightly fragrant.
Bloom time: Early season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second and third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' plants with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Spring 2021