Dragon Claw, intersectional 'Itoh' peony
Notable characteristics: Small, very dark maroon flowers resemble those of the tree peony species P. delavayi. Those familiar with the wild trilliums of the woods of New England will recognize this shade of dark maroon red. This semi-dwarf hybrid peony is offered exclusively by Cricket Hill Garden.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Intersectional peony, Frank Simone, early 1990s.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading, grows to 2' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single form blossoms, 3-4" and upward facing. Flowers held well above the foliage.
Flower fragrance: Light, spicy.
Bloom time: Early season 'Itoh' intersectional hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May and first two weeks of June. Long blooming cultivar.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eyes' ( buds) with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: USDA Zones 4-9 ship in early spring, 2017.