Cricket Hill Garden
Peony Heaven Sempervirens, tree peony
This peony will ship fall 2021
Notable characteristics: The origins of the this plant are somewhat murky. It seemingly just showed up in bed in our display garden one year. It is either a self-sown seedling or the resilient rootstock of a long dead grafted tree peony. Either case would explain this plant’s exceptional vigor. Flowers are single, with good substance, about 8’’ in diameter. Opening with a purple pink blush, they fade to near white. Very prominent dark flares, golden stamens and red calyx make for an enchanting center.
This peony retains excellent foliage throughout our Connecticut humid summers. It routinely sets a copious amount of seed.
Hybridizer: Cricket Hill Garden, to be registered with the American Peony Society in 2021.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading. Flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 4.5' tall and 5' wide in 10 years.
Flower form and size: Single, 8-10".
Flower fragrance: Light and sweet.
Bloom time: Early tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
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. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 12-18" tall. Likely to bloom the second year in ground.
When we ship: FALL 2021