Cricket Hill Garden

Paeonia lactiflora, 'Kelway's Glorious' herbaceous peony

$ 38

Notable characteristics:  An heirloom peony from 1909 with good, strong stems and rich fragrance. Large flowers, petals are first tinged with pink, then open to a ruffled white, for a beautiful transformation. 

Cultivar description in the 1909 American Peony Society registration reads:

"Strong, rose like fragrance. Very large. White with a creamy suffusion in depths, crimson streaks on outside of guard petals, and occasionally a few faint crimson edges in center; free-flowering. Strong stems. Good dark green foliage with green veins...  is generally considered one of the finest varieties."

Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lactiflora, Kelway's Nursery (UK), 1909.

Growth habit and size at maturity: Grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide. May require some support when flowers are fully open. Ideal for the cutting garden. 

Flower form and size: Full double, 5" and upward facing. Excellent variety for cut flowers.

Flower fragrance: Rich, clove-rose scent.

Bloom time: Mid- to late season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week or two of June.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-9.

Plant size: Ready to plant, field dug bare root plants with 4-5 'eyes' and a well developed root system. This size plant will likely flower its first spring in the ground, though it may need another season. A larger size is available as an older potted plant in a 2 gallon size. 

When We Ship:  FALL 2022 shipping to all USDA zones 4-9. 

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