Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia, Savage Splendor, hybrid tree peony
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Notable characteristics: Single blossoms of ivory, veined and edged with tones of deep rose and lavender. Flares are a darkest red, which contrasts beautifully with the golden stamens. Petals are twisted and ruffled. A very unique tree peony. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1950.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Slightly spreading, grows to 3' tall and 2.5' wide.
Flower form and size: Single blossoms, 6".
Flower fragrance: Light, sweet, and slightly lemon.
Bloom time: Late-season hybrid tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the 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.