Alhambra, hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: Pure golden yellow blooms with dark red flares at the bases of crinkled petals. Vigorous grower with an upright habit. Blossoms have a pleasant, lemon scent. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: P. lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1948.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): To 4' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double blossoms, 5-6". Flowers held above the foliage.
Flower fragrance: Strong, sweet, lemon scent.
Bloom time: Late Mid-season hybrid tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May and first week of June. Like 'High Noon', this tree peony will re-bloom in the late summer and early fall when conditions are right.
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: Order now for FALL 2017 shipping. We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.
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.