Happy Days, hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: It's hard to categorize the color of these flowers, opening as a reddish-pink-yellow, suffused with ivory, all we know for sure is that it is stunning! Colors lighten as the flower ages. Highly recommended, easy to grow. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, A.P. Saunders, 1948.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Perfectly formed semi-double blossoms, 6-7". Flowers held upright and to the side.
Flower fragrance: Light, sweet, and slightly lemon.
Bloom time: Late-season hybrid tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring. Very limited stock, order early.
When we ship: This plant will ship in FALL 2017. 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.