Cricket Hill Garden
Black Panther, American hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: The fully double blooms are of the darkest, black-red and are very freely produced. The flowers are held above the foliage and out facing. The foliage is fine and delicately incised, like bamboo leaves or the brush strokes of Chinese calligraphy. This cultivar makes a fine specimen. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1948.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Semi-spreading habit, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide. Forms a very attractive mounded shrub.
Flower form and size: Fully double blossoms to 6".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Late season tree 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: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem with a vigorous root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: FALL 2022. Ordering for this tree peony will open in MAY 2022. If you would like an email notification for when this tree peony is back in stock, please sign up with the button below.