Canary Brilliants Itoh Peony

Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Canary Brilliants'

A showy mid- to late season bloomer with a playful personality. The lush green foliage produces long, sturdy stems of semi-double to fully double blooms with a light, spicy fragrance. Flower color ranges from butter yellow to creamy apricot, developing varying degrees of pink, providing an bouquet of exquisite color on each plant. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh
LoreIn 2012, the Hoard Historical Museum of Fort Atkinson in Jefferson County, Wisconsin dedicated the Roger F. and Sandra L. Anderson Peony Garden in honor of Roger's extensive work in peony hybridization. The garden contains a sizable number of Roger's peony cultivars (along with other plants donated by the Andersons) and purportedly holds the honor of featuring North America's largest public intersectional peony collection, as of 2012. Perhaps one of Roger's most recognized cultivars is 'Bartzella', with a remarkable and essentially perfect yellow bloom with a classic spicy fragrance.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 26 to 32 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Phlox (Phlox); Coneflower (Echinacea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus)

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained, moist soil. Plant with crown slightly below soil level. Water deeply, regularly in 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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