Garden Sunshine, American hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: An advanced generation lutea hybrid, with large light yellow single blossoms. Sheath and stigmas are light yellow. Foliage is large and broad for a lutea hybrid. Garden Sunshine is an easy plant to grow and has a good growth rate. Produces both fertile pollen and seed. Foliage remains in good condition late into the fall.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Seidl/Rogers, 2000.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, grows to 5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single blossoms to 8".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Late season American tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the end of May to early June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem and a proportional 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 2018. 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.