Hot Chocolate, herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Outstanding anemone double form flower with deep burgundy guard petals surrounding staminodium of red and gold. Very unusual combination.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: P. lactiflora, Henry Sass 1971.
Growth habit and size at maturity : Grows to 2.5' tall and 2.5' wide.
Flower form and size: Anemone double, 6".
Flower fragrance: Light, sweet scent.
Bloom time: Early-season blooming herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May or first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with proportional roots. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second season.
When we ship: Orders will ship in SPRING or FALL 2017