Notable characteristics:Stunning, large, ruffled, flowers with complex colors! A vigorous grower and prolific bloomer, this cultivar combines the large full flowers of a Japanese tree peony, with the shimmering silver-toned luster associated with lutea hybrids. Pink petals have light red streaks. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced:Lutea hybrid, Daphnis, 1977.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus form semi-doubles, to 8'' are upward and side facing.
Flower fragrance: Light, sweet, and slightly lemon.
Bloom time: Late-season hybrid tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.