Itoh Peony collection

collections_itohThose who admire the colorful and exotic flowers of tree peonies, but prefer the perennial growing cycle of herbaceous Peonies, will love the Itoh Peonies, also known as intersectional hybrids. They tend to resemble tree Peonies with a domed, vigorous growth habit and large double flowers with disease-resistant lacy, dark green foliage. After the flowering cycle, gardeners will enjoy the handsome bush for the remainder of the season. Once established, Itoh Peonies have an extended blooming period, with as many as 50 blooms in a single season due to their ability to produce primary and secondary buds. They are excellent in cut flower arrangements. They will grow to three feet tall and wide and continue to improve with age.

Named for Toichi Itoh, the first hybridizer to successfully cross a tree Peony with an herbaceous Peony in the 1940’s, these popular gems are in high demand, prized for their huge, beautiful blooms and lush green foliage. Historically, Itohs were challenging to grow and thus hard to find and rather expensive. But that’s all changed. We are proud to partner with leading Itoh breeder, Don Smith who has spent over 20 years refining these exclusive selections. Our Collection has grown to ten cultivars, including four Monrovia exclusives. In 2011, we are thrilled to introduce two new exclusive Itoh Peony varieties, Takara™ (which means treasure) and Misaka™ (beautiful blossom).

Bartzella Itoh Peony
Paeonia x 'Bartzella'
Item #3908
Cora Louise Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Itoh) 'Cora Louise'
Item #3909
Going Bananas Itoh Peony Add to Favorites
Going Bananas Itoh Peony
Paeonia x 'Going Bananas'
Item #3911
Julia Rose Itoh Peony
Paeonia x 'Julia Rose'
Item #3913
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Keiko™(Adored) Itoh Peony Buy Now
Keiko™(Adored) Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Pink Double Dandy'
Item #4708
Kopper Kettle Itoh Peony Add to Favorites
Kopper Kettle Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Itoh) 'Kopper Kettle'
Item #3914
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Misaka™ (Beautiful Blossom) Itoh Peony Buy Now
Misaka™ (Beautiful Blossom) Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Smith Opus 1' P.P.# 22,192
Item #5260
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Morning Lilac Itoh Peony Buy Now
Morning Lilac Itoh Peony
Paeonia x 'Morning Lilac'
Item #6858
Sequestered Sunshine Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Itoh) 'Sequestered Sunshine'
Item #4432
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Singing in the Rain Itoh Peony Buy Now
Singing in the Rain Itoh Peony
Paeonia x (Itoh) 'Singing in the Rain'
Item #1958
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Takara™ (Treasure) Itoh Peony Buy Now
Takara™ (Treasure) Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Smith Opus 2' P.P. #22,374
Item #5259
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Yumi™ (Beauty) Itoh Peony Buy Now
Yumi™ (Beauty) Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Yellow Doodle Dandy'
Item #4707