Notable characteristics: Dark crimson petals are symmetrically arranged in heavy, double flowers which bend slightly when in full bloom. A dramatic addition to any garden. Named after the Greek god of time.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced:Lutea hybrid, Daphnis, 1978.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Double form blossoms, to 8'' are upward and side facing.
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.