Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia, 'Lorelei' hybrid herbaceous peony PICK UP
Notable characteristics: From peony breeder and grower extraordinaire, Don Hollingsworth, comes this excellent herbaceous peony. The double blossoms open a deep orange pink, the color transitions to apricot-orange as the blossom ages. Flowers are graced with a sweet spicy fragrance. Excellent stem strength and conspicuously veined foliage make this cultivar an excellent choice for either landscape use or as a cut flower.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Hollingsworth, 1996.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Grows to 26" tall and 32" wide.
Flower form and size: Double, 4-5", borne on strong stems.
Flower fragrance: Spicy sweet.
Bloom time: Early to mid-season herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May or first week of June.
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 or second season in the ground.