Notable characteristics: Single blossoms of ivory, veined and edged with tones of deep rose and lavender. Flares are a darkest red, which contrasts beautifully with the golden stamens. Petals are twisted and ruffled. A very unique tree peony.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1950.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Slightly spreading, grows to 3' tall and 2.5' wide.
Flower form and size:Single blossoms, 6".
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, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring. Very limited stock, order early.