• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 20 to 30 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Large, Showy Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Peony, Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 20 to 30 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Bellflower (Campanula); Phlox (Phlox); Catmint (Nepeta); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Performs best in enriched, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Prune old foliage in fall. Plants usually die to the ground, or to the low woody stems. Fertilize when new growth emerges in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    First hybridized by Toichi Itoh in 1948, The Itoh Peonies were a cross between woody tree peonies and herbaceous peonies. 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.