Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden Peonies and Tree Peonies.
There are several varieties, all highly sought after by collectors, yet easy to grow and very hardy. This selection forms a tall, upright bush of lush green leaves that stand up well into the fall.
The HUGE flowers are double to semi-double, with soft sulphur-yellow petals and a lemony fragrance. A highly regarded selection and outstanding performer, peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Flowering is always best in a sunny location.
Clean up the dead leaves in the fall to help prevent disease. Plants usually die to the ground, or to very low woody stems for the winter. Flowers on cut stems have a short life which makes them less suitable in arrangements.
For a better alternative for indoor display, cut about an inch below a bloom and float it in a rose bowl.
Hardiness zone : 2-9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture : Average or Moist
Flower Color : Yellow
Blooming Time : Late Spring-Early Summer
Foliage Color : Green
Plant Uses : Border, Cut Flower, Fragrance
Flower Size : Very large
Height : 25-29 inches
Spread : 29-35 inches
Resistant for : Rabbit and Deer
Attracts : Butterflies