Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia lactiflora, 'Sword Dance' herbaceous peony
Notable characteristics: Deep wine red guard petals contrast with yellow staminodes, those curly accents in the center. An interesting feature of this flower is that the staminodes are also streaked with the same red of the outer guard petals. Flowers hold their color well in the hot sun. We highly recommend this excellent grower.
Cultivar group, hybridizer, year introduced: P. lactiflora, Auten, 1933.
Growth habit and size at maturity: Tall growing, to 36" tall and 36" wide.
Flower form and size: Anemone 'Japanese' form double, 5", upward facing.
Flower fragrance: Light sweet scent.
Bloom time: Mid to late seasons blooming herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
POTTED PLANTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE NURSERY THIS SPRING