Notable characteristics: Enticing black-crimson with satin petals streaked with scarlet. Center of bright yellow stamens makes a striking contrast. Blossoms held above and to the side of finely cut foliage. Vigorous and floriferous.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybird, Saunders, 1948.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Spreading habit, to 42'' tall and and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Tight single blossoms to 6-8".
Flower fragrance: Light, 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: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem with a vigorous root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: FALL 2019
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.