Cricket Hill Garden
Silver Sails, hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: Silver yellow single, faintly flushed and flared. Heavy blooming tendencies. Very refined flower.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: P. lutea hybrid, Prof. Arthur Saunders, 1940.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and slightly spreading, grows to 3.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single 5-6". Flowers held upright and to the side.
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. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 12-18" tall. Likely to bloom the second year in ground.
When we ship: Fall 2020 shipping to all USDA zone 4-9.
Order to reserve now! We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.