Cricket Hill Garden
Simkins' Best Pink, tree peony
This peony will ship fall 2021
Notable characteristics: We received this tree peony in a trade from John Simkins, founder of the Canadian Peony Society, over twenty years ago. Mr. Simkins was an avid peony grower and he considered this to be the finest pink tree peony to be produced from his breeding program. New growth in the early spring is a distinct shade of chartreuse. Flowers open late, with the latest Japanese tree peonies. We always look forward to it's sumptuous, light pink blossoms. When in bloom, this cultivar is a visitor favorite, everyone wants one! Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Japanese-type suffruticosa, Simkins, year unknown.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, grows to 4' tall and 3' wide. Foliage is a very attractive matte green.
Flower form and size: Full semi-double blossoms to 10".
Flower fragrance: Sweet.
Bloom time: Late season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May or first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: FALL 2021
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.