Notable characteristics: Blossoms open with a hint of coral- red and open to a full coral-pink, contrasted with golden yellow stamens. Brighter color than the other coral hybrids. Excellent grower. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Roy Klehm, 1981.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Grows to 34" tall and 34" wide.
Flower form and size: Full semi-double, 6-7", borne on strong stems. Excellent for cut flowers.
Flower fragrance: Light, sweet fragrance, more fragrant than other coral peonies.
Bloom time: Early-season herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first June. One of the first coral hybrids to bloom.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9. We do know this one will grow in zone 9, northern CA.
Plant size: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with proportional roots.
When we ship: This plant will ship in Fall 2017. Order to reserve now! We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.