Cricket Hill Garden
Golden Crown, Japanese tree peony
Name in Japanese and romaji: 黃冠 Oukan
Notable characteristics: Enormous lemon yellow semi-double blossoms to 8" with slight red flares at the base of the petals. Slight, lemon fragrance similar to one of its parents, 'High Noon'. Flowers are supported by strong stems and don't nod to the side, as with many other lutea hybrids. Tall, upright growing plant to 5' tall and 3' wide at maturity. Mid to late season blooming tree peony, similar to other Japanese cultivars. A recent hybrid from Japan.
Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, grows to 5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double blossoms to 8".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Late Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: order for FALL 2020 planting
We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.