Cricket Hill Garden
Marchioness, American hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: This beautiful hybrid tree peony is a result of a cross of P. lutea done by the eminent American peony breeder Professor A. Saunders. The multi-shaded peach, infused with tones of yellow, defy easy definition. Late blooming, one of the last tree peonies to open in our garden. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybird, Saunders, 1942.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading habit, to 2.5' tall and and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Rose form, semi-double blossoms to 6".
Flower fragrance: Light, spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Late season tree 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: 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 2020
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.