Dragon's Nest, herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: The bold design of this fragrant peony will brighten your spring garden. Registered in 1933, and still noteworthy after 80 years in commerce. Flowers stand on erect stems that don't need staking. Anemone form, bright, reddish-pink outer petals contrast with yellowish-white centers. These center petals expand and elongate as the flower matures to a very showy finish. Vigorous grower that does not require staking, excellent landscape peony. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer, year introduced: P. lactiflora, Auten, 1933.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Tall growing, to 36" tall and 36" wide.
Flower form and size: Anemone 'Japanese' form double, 5", upward facing.
Flower fragrance: Light sweet scent.
Bloom time: Mid to late seasons blooming herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first 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 its first season in the ground.
When we ship: Order can ship in FALL 2017. Order and reserve now.
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.