Notable characteristics: Blossoms open lavender and change to white with deep purple-red flairs. Petals are slightly ruffled 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". Borne 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 proportional roots. This size plant will most likely flower this spring, plants are large.
When we ship: Zones 4-9 ship in Fall.
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.