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Takara™ (Treasure) Itoh Peony

Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Smith Opus 2' Plant Patent #22,374

Item 5259

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USDA Zone:
4-8
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

An exquisite, ever-changing blend of colors! Large, nearly 6 inches wide, light yellow blooms are heavily flushed with deep lavender-pink, giving them a mostly pink appearance. In time, the pink and yellow fades to pale white, with a large dark burgundy flare in the center. Hybridized by Don Smith, a leading Itoh Peony breeder. An herbaceous perennial.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Smith Opus 2' Plant Patent #22,374
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Cottage ,   Asian/Zen
Patent Act: Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained, moist soil. Plant with crown slightly below soil level. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply an annual side dressing of organic compost. Remove spent blooms. Prune back foliage in the fall.

History

First hybridized by Toichi Itoh in 1948, The Itoh Peonies are a cross between woody tree peonies and herbaceous peonies. These exceptional intersectional hybrid varieties 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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