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Julia Rose Itoh Peony
Paeonia x 'Julia Rose'
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Large, double blossoms, soft apricot, blending to reddish-purple at the tips, stand above lush, toothed foliage. Flowers have a pleasant, slightly spicy scent. An especially vigorous plant, the sturdy flower stems require no staking. Herbaceous perennial.
|Botanical Name:||Paeonia x 'Julia Rose'|
|Special Feature:||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant|
|Flower Attribute:||Fragrant , Flowers for Cutting , Showy Flowers|
|Bloom Time:||Late Spring|
Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil with consistent moisture; plant with crown slightly below soil level. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove spent blooms for a neat appearance. Apply an annual side dressing of organic compost. Remove old foliage in the fall.
First hybridized by Toichi Itoh in 1948, The Itoh Peonies are a cross between woody tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa or P. suffruticosa x P. lutea or P. delavayi), and herbaceous peonies (P. lactiflora). These exceptional intersectional hybrids offer the best of both parents: Enormous flowers and foliage like that of a tree peony, with a prolific blooming habit, vigorous growth and stronger stems that hold up the large blooms without staking. Featuring a lush, substantial form during the growing season, the stems die back in the fall and must be cut back just as with the herbaceous peonies.
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