Savage Splendor, hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: This beautiful hybrid tree peony is a result of a cross of P. lutea and P. suffuticosa done by the eminent American peony breeder Prof. A. Saunders. Deep crimson-edged apricot and yellow blossoms contrast with rich green foliage. Light lemon scent. Very late to leaf out and bloom, one of the last tree peonies to open in our garden. Upright habit, height at maturity 4'.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1950.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 4' 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.
When we ship: Sold out for 2016, please check back in January, 2017.