Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia, 'Chinese Dragon' hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: Crimson red with black-red flares and golden yellow stamens. Semi-double bloom covers finely cut foliage, which is deep green with a touch of bronze.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: P. lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1948.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright, to 4.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single blossoms, 5-6". Flowers held above the foliage.
Flower fragrance: Slight.
Bloom time: Late Mid-season hybrid tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May and first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old grafted tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a graft root. The plant may or may not have some of its own roots already developed. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.
When we ship: FALL 2023.