Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia, 'Coral Charm' hybrid herbaceous peony PICK UP
Notable characteristics: Superb coral-peach blossoms fade to a subtle, lemon yellow. Excellent grower. American Peony Society Gold Medal Selection. One of the first true coral hybrid herbaceous peonies and still one of the best. Good choice for the cutting garden or use in the landscape.
Hybridizer, year introduced: Samual Wissing, 1964.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Grows to 36" tall and 36" wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double, 6-7", borne on strong stems.
Flower fragrance: Fresh, green scent, not sweet like many peonies. This variety is grown for its great color and stem strength in the landscape.
Bloom time: Early-season herbaceous 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: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with proportional roots. This size plant will most likely flower its second season. Smaller size will need another season in the ground.