Golden Era, American hybrid tree peony
Hybridizer, year introduced: Reath, 1984.
Notable characteristics: Dark yellow semi-double blossoms with reddish flares.Very light, reddish, picotee edge on most petals, very heavy petal substance. Flowers held high above the foliage, upright and semi-spreading habit, grows to 5' tall and 3' wide. Late blooming, early June in CT, with other lutea hybrids. Breeders take note, this cultivar has fertile pod and pollen.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright habit, grows to 5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double blossoms to 8".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Late 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 2017.