Cricket Hill Garden
Cora Louise, intersectional 'Itoh' peony
Notable characteristics: Blossoms open lavender and change to white with deep purple-red flares. Petals are slightly ruffled, thick and smooth and look as if they are made of satin. Excellent grower! Intersectional or "Itoh" hybrid peonies are crosses between tree and herbaceous peonies. Deer resistant.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Roger Anderson, 1986.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Symmetrical, flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double, 8" on strong stems.
Flower fragrance: Light and sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season intersectional peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first or second week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with large, proportional roots. This size plant will most likely flower the first spring, though it may need another season to settle into bloom.
When we ship: Fall 2020. Cora Louise will ship week of 10/22/20. For all but the coldest climates of USDA zone 4, this planting time will be fine in most parts of the country.