• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Fast growing to 2½ ft. tall, 3½ ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Prolific Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Late spring
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pay-OHN-ee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 2½ ft. tall, 3½ ft. wide.
    Special features:Waterwise
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late spring
    Flower color:Multicolored
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prune foliage in fall. Performs best in slightly acidic soil.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    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.