Vesuvian, American hybrid tree peony
Full double, ruffled petals are black-red with purple undertone. The plant is very floriferous. Finely cut foliage is unique and contrasts with the foliage of other tree peonies.
Vesuvian is a symmetrical grower, and just 2.5' tall and wide at maturity. Best if planted near the front of the garden. Full double form 5'' blossoms with a sweet clove-like fragrance. From color, to fragrance, to foliage, a very pleasing tree peony.
Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybrid, Saunders, 1948.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): 2.5' tall and wide.
Flower form and size: Full 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: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: This peony is for SPRING 2017 or FALL 2017 shipping.
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.