Cricket Hill Garden
Golden Experience, American hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: Open semi-double yellow with deep maroon flares at the base of the petals. This beautiful hybrid P. lutea tree peony was bred by Dr. David Reath. This tree peony is of particular value for those interested in hybridizing, as both pollen and seeds are fertile. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading habit, grows to 3.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double form 6" flowers are upwards facing.
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: FALL 2020. 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.