Cricket Hill Garden
High Noon, American tree peony
Notable characteristics: Bright lemon-yellow flowers with an accent of dark red flares. Fast growing, hardy cultivar sets the standard for yellow hybrid tree peonies. Highly recommended, easy to grow. Deer resistant. A constant favorite of ours, easy to grow and bloom.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: P. lutea hybrid, Prof. Arthur Saunders, 1952.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 4.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Perfectly formed semi-double blossoms, 6-7". Flowers held upright and to the side.
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 tree peonies have 1 thick, woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 18-22" tall. Likely to bloom the second year in ground.
When we ship: FALL 2020 shipping to all USDA zone 4-9. Ready to transplant now for warmer areas.