Bowl of Beauty, herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: This outstanding pink peony will produce flowers up to 8" on a mature plant. Fuchsia guard petals are offset by creamy staminoids. A very showy addition to any garden. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
'Bowl of Beauty' is one of the notable introductions by the Dutch plantsman, Aart Hoogendorn. Based in the famous nursery center of Boskoop in the Netherlands, Hoogendorn introduced many herbaceous peonies into the European market in the late 1940s. The best of these have rightly come to be appreciated by gardeners in the United States.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lactiflora, Hoogendoorn, 1949
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Large anemone double to 8".
Flower fragrance: Light, sweet scent.
Bloom time: Mid-season herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-8.
Plant size: 4-5 eye plant with a proportional root system. This size plant will very likely flower its first spring in the ground.
When we ship: Order and reserve 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.