Cricket Hill Garden

Paeonia lactiflora, 'Edulis Superba', heirloom herbaceous peony PICK UP

$ 40

Notable characteristics: Cultivar description from Peonies: The Manual of the American Peony Society, edited by James Boyd (1928): "Very fragrant. Medium size. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage..."

An heirloom peony, tried and true variety, planted for its very early bloom.  This variety is also desirable and widely grown for cut flowers. As a landscape plant, this heirloom peony does need some stem support when fully open; or plan to pick them for a fragrant bouquet!

Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lactiflora, Lemon, 1824.

Growth habit and size at maturity : 3' tall and 3' wide.

Flower form and size: Double, 7".

Flower fragrance: Strong, spicy-sweet scent.

Bloom time: Early to mid-season lactiflora herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in late May, early June.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.

Plant size: 1.5 gallon container 

When we ship: FALL 2024

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