Coral 'n Gold, hybrid herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: An early blooming hybrid with vibrant, almost orange, poppy-like flowers. Blossoms held well above foliage on strong stems. This variety makes an excellent cut flower. Wide cupped-shaped, vivid coral single with a center of bright, golden yellow stamens. Vigorous grower. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Inter-species hybrid, L. Cousins and R. Klehm, 1981.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Upright, grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single form blossoms, 5" and upward facing. Good variety for cut flowers.
Flower fragrance: Light, spicy.
Bloom time: Early season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' or bud 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: This plant will ship in FALL 2017. Order to reserve now! 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.