Notable characteristics: This beautiful hybrid tree peony is a result of a cross of P. lutea done by the eminent American peony breeder Professor A. Saunders. The multi-shaded peach, infused with tones of yellow, defy easy definition. Late blooming, one of the last tree peonies to open in our garden.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybird, Saunders, 1942.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading habit, to 2.5' tall and and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Rose form, semi-double blossoms to 6".
Flower fragrance: Light, spicy-sweet.
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 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem with a vigorous root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.