Hesperus, American hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: Single form flowers are dusty rose with yellow undertones and marked with deep rose veins. Crinkled flower petals are notched with purple inner flares. Stamens are fine and golden. A really beautiful combination of colors.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1948.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): 3' tall and wide.
Flower form and size: Single, 5-6''.
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet citrus.
Bloom time: Late-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first or second week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 yr. old, have 1 woody stems with proportional root system. Possible to flower the first spring in the ground, or it may need one more year to flowering.
When we ship: FALL 2020
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.