Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia, 'Leda' hybrid tree peony
ORDERING FOR THIS TREE PEONY WILL OPEN IN LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY 2023. Sign up with the "Notify me when available" button to be emailed when this plant is available for purchase.
Notable characteristics: Stunning, large, ruffled, flowers with complex colors! A vigorous grower and prolific bloomer, this cultivar combines the large full flowers of a Japanese tree peony, with the shimmering silver-toned luster associated with lutea hybrids. Pink petals have light red streaks. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Daphnis, 1977.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Lotus form semi-doubles, to 8'' are upward and side facing.
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.
When we ship: FALL 2023.