Notable characteristics: Peachy yellow petals are red fringed. Semi-double blossoms are comprised of ruffled, inner petals and rounded, well formed, outer petals. Fragrant flowers stand well above foliage on strong stems. Vigorous grower and prolific bloomer. Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos, who according to myth, helped Theseus overcome the Minotaur in the labyrinth.
This hybrid tree peony was bred by Nassos Daphnis, a talented artist who left an indelible mark on the worlds of horticulture and painting.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced:P. lutea hybrid, Daphnis, 1977.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading, to 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Ruffled semi-double, 5-7".
Flower fragrance: Sweet.
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 tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with side buds, and a well developed root system. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.