Cricket Hill Garden
Francois Ortegat, Heirloom French herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Deep crimson-purple blossoms on strong stems. A very difficult flower to capture in photography, depending on the light, the flower can look much brighter red in strong sunlight.
Excellent in the landscape or as a cut flower. Rarely offered heirloom French herbaceous peony.
Species, hybridizer: Paeonia lactiflora, Parmentier, from 1850
Growth habit and size at maturity: Grows to 30" tall and wide.
Flower form and size: Full rose double.
Flower fragrance: Strong, sweet scent.
Bloom time: Mid to late season herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-8.
Plant size: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with proportional roots.
When we ship: Early spring 2021 to USDA zone 4-9.
Nursery Availability: A limited inventory of potted plants available for pick up at our nursery this season.