Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia, 'Peony Heaven Double Peach' hybrid herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Our own new introduction, from an open pollinated seed planted out by David Furman in the early 2000s. Flowers are most often in the "flower with and flower" form with a thick row of stamens sandwiched between several layers of guard petals and a whorl of petals in the center. Full double blossoms are occasionally produced. Fat buds open over the course of several days. At first the flowers are a vibrant salmon peach, fading over the course of the bloom to soft pink.
Dwarf grower blooms on stout stems.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Cricket Hill Garden hybrid to be registered with the American Peony Society in 2024.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Upright, grows to 2' tall and 3' wide. Very good stem strength.
Flower form and size: Double, 4-5" and upward facing. Excellent variety for landscape planting or cut flowers.
Flower fragrance: Very light.
Bloom time: Early season hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third and fourth weeks of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-8.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' plants with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: FALL 2024.