Spring Carnival, American hybrid tree peony
Notable characteristics: Semi double blossoms. Petals are golden orange, tinged with raspberry along the edges. Deep ruby flares at the base of the petals.The plant is very floriferous. Finely cut foliage almost lacy foliage gives this plant a refined look. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1944.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): 4' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Light semi-double, 5''.
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.
Bloom time: Late-season tree 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 year old tree peonies have multiple woody stems a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first spring in the ground.
1 year old tree peonies have at least 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: 4 yr. old plants can ship spring or fall, 2017. Please state your preference in the notes section of the order.
1 yr. plants will ship FALL 2017.
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.