Raspberry Sundae, American herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Mixed pink outer petals give way to interesting centers of narrow inner petals, interspersed with yellow and pinks. Overall, very attractive flowers which contrast well with the dark jade green foliage. Plant height to about 30".
Cultivar group, hybridizer & year introduced: Charles Klehm, 1968.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, grows to 30"
Flower form and size: Double form, 6" and upward facing. Excellent variety for landscape planting or cut flowers. Described by the Klehm nursery, " Reminiscent of scoops of vanilla ice cream covered with raspberry topping dripping through the petals. Distinctive form and color with mild, sweet fragrance."
Flower fragrance: Sweet scent.
Bloom time: Mid-season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
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 season.
When we ship: Reserve for SPRING 2019 shipping to all USDA zone 4-8. USDA ZONE 9 CAN SHIP DEC.-FEB. for planting in cool weather.
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.