Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia, 'Satin Rouge' hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: One of the spectacular early lutea hybrid peonies from the famed Lemoine nursery in Nancy, France. This 1926 introduction has blossoms in a unique tone of reddish coral orange unlike any other peony in our collection. A late season bloomer, with a plant habit similar to the French hybrid tree peony ‘Souvenir de Maxime Cornu.’ The plant is vigorous but the flowers are borne on rather weak stems which make them a challenge to properly appreciate it in the landscape. Like other large double tree peonies, this cultivar is an excellent choice for display as a cut flower, floating in a bowl.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Lemoine, 1926.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Full double, 6-8".
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 and a well developed root system. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.
When we ship: FALL 2022.