Renato, herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Deep watermelon red double flowers to 5". Light rose fragrance. This cultivar has strong stems and a vigorous growth habit. Good for the cut flowers or landscape use. Mid-season blooming herbaceous peony. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group and year introduced: Lactiflora type, Murawska, 1949
Growth habit and size at maturity: Upright, grows to 3' tall and 3' wide. Good stem strength.
Flower form and size: Anemone double, 5" and upward facing. Excellent variety proven for more than 50 years.
Flower fragrance: Light rose scent.
Bloom time: Mid season blooming lactiflora 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 '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: Orders ship Fall.
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.