Claudia, hybrid herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Bright, clear, reddish-coral single blossoms fade to salmon pink as the flowers age. Blossoms open over an extended period for a stunning effect. Lower growing plant with strong stems, does not require staking. In our garden, 'Claudia' blooms two weeks earlier than lactiflora type herbaceous peonies.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: P. lobata hybrid group, Saunders, 1944.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Upright, grows to 2.5' tall and 3.5' wide. Very good stem strength.
Flower form and size: Single, 4-5" and upward facing. Excellent variety for landscape planting or cut flowers.
Flower fragrance: Very light .
Bloom time: Early season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second and third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' plants with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Available for SPRING or FALL 2017.