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
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.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late spring
Flower color:Multicolored
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
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.
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.