Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia lactiflora, '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..."
An heirloom peony, tried and true variety, planted for its very early bloom. This variety is also desirable and widely grown for cut flowers. As a landscape plant, this heirloom peony does need some stem support when fully open; or plan to pick them for a fragrant bouquet!
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, 7".
Flower fragrance: Strong, spicy-sweet scent.
Bloom time: Early to mid-season lactiflora herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in late May, early June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 eye size
When we ship: WINTER/SPRING 2023