Cricket Hill Garden
Spring Serenade, tree peony
This peony will ship fall 2021
Notable characteristics: We selected this tree peony from our open-pollinated seedling beds after many years of observation. It dates to the early 2000s and fist bloomed about a decade ago. From all appearances, the parentage of this tree peony are a rockii crossed with Chinese Central Plains. Flowers seems to glow, radiating the serene yet dynamic beauty of a spring morning. Moderate growth rate.
Hybridizer: Cricket Hill Garden, to be registered with the American Peony Society in 2021.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading. Flowers held well above the foliage. Grows to 4' tall and 3' wide in 10 years.
Flower form and size: Anemone double, 6-8".
Flower fragrance: Light and sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
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 2021