Golden Era, American hybrid tree peony
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. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Reath, 1984.
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: Reserve for SPRING 2019 shipping to all USDA zone 4-8. USDA ZONE 9 CAN SHIP DEC.-FEB. for planting in cool weather.