Notable characteristics: Enormous flowers in a spectacular, almost undefinable combination of pearly pink, peachy cream, and beige. Petals are offset by deep garnet red flares at the base. Large, emerald green foliage. Named after the Greek God of the western wind.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lutea hybird, Daphnis, 1981.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Low, spreading, to 2.5' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Single, 8-9''.
Flower fragrance: Slight.
Bloom time: Late season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a Connecticut garden in the first 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.