Cricket Hill Garden
Leda, hybrid tree peony WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2021
This peony will be available for fall 2021 shipping, ordering will be open in early spring 2021.
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 tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.
When we ship: FALL 2021