Cricket Hill Garden
Edulis Superba, heirloom herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Cultivar description from Peonies: The Manual of the American Peony Society, edited by James Boyd (1928): "Very fragrant. Medium size. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut flowers."
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lactiflora, Lemon, 1824.
Growth habit and size at maturity : 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Double, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Strong, spicy-sweet scent.
Bloom time: Mid to late season lactiflora herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first or second week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 eye size
When we ship: FALL 2020