Cricket Hill Garden
Perfumed Pink Peony Pair
AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING FALL 2021Nothing quite compares to the fragrance of a peony blossom. In his fascinating book, The Botany of Desire, which explored the evolutionary give and take between plants and humans, Michael Pollen captured the intoxicating Dionysian experience of inhaling a peony blossom as "momentarily to leave our rational selves behind, to be transported as only a haunting fragrance can transport us. This is what is meant by ecstasy: the be taken out of ourselves."
This pair consists of:
Mixed pink outer petals give way to interesting centers of narrow inner petals, interspersed with yellow and pinks. Gorgeous flowers contrast well with the dark jade green foliage
A tried and true variety, planted for its cheerful pink bloom and outstanding fragrance. This variety is also desirable and widely grown for cut flowers. As a landscape plant, this peony does need some stem support when fully open; or plan to pick them for a fragrant bouquet!
Bloom time: These early to mid season peonies bloom in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant sizes: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with proportional roots. This size plant will most likely flower in its second spring after planting, though many did bloom the first year.
When we ship: FALL 2021