Edward F. Steichen, hybrid herbaceous peony
- Notable characteristics: Single form, brilliant carmine red blooms are well displayed on this lower growing, 30" plant. Excellent for the landscape, flowers are held well on strong stems. A show stopper in bloom!
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Hybrid group, Saunders, 1941. Rarely offered for sale.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Upright, grows to 2.5' tall and 3.5' wide. Very good stem strength.
Flower form and size: Single, 5" and upward facing. Excellent variety for landscape planting.
Flower fragrance: Very light fresh scent.
Bloom time: Early season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second and third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' plants with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Available for early Spring 2020 shipping.
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.