Cricket Hill Garden
Kelway's Glorious, heirloom herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Cultivar description 1909 American Peony Society registration: "Strong, rose like fragrance. Very large. White with a creamy suffusion in depths, crimson streaks on outside of guard petals, and occasionally a few faint crimson edges in center; free-flowering. Strong stems. Good dark green foliage with green veins. Immense, shaggy, rather flat flowers with a deep, funnel-like center and enormous wide-spreading petals. Requires time to do its best, but is generally considered one of the finest varieties."
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lactiflora, Kelway's Nursery (UK), 1909.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide. Requires support in the landscape. Ideal for the cutting garden.
Flower form and size: Full double, 5" and upward facing. Excellent variety for cut flowers.
Flower fragrance: Rich, clove like.
Bloom time: Mid- to late season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week or two of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' plants with a well developed root system. This size plant will likely flower its first spring in the ground, though it may need another season.
When we ship: Fall 2020.