Notable characteristics: Bright lemon-yellow flowers with an accent of dark red flares. Fast growing, hardy cultivar sets the standard for yellow hybrid tree peonies. Highly recommended, easy to grow.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: P. lutea hybrid, Prof. Arthur Saunders, 1952.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 4.5' 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. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 12-18" tall. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.