Caroline Constabel Itoh Peony
Paeonia x 'RTPIV791-38' PP #26,909
|Description||Large, cupped, light reddish pink, fully double flowers with dark flares and a mild fragrance. Each sturdy, upright stem supports three to five stunning bomb-like blooms that rise above the vigorous bushy plant with lush, dark green foliage that remains attractive until fall. A very showy, prolific peony. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 2½ to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fast Growing|
|Problems/Solutions||Deer Resistant, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Care||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.|
|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. Itoh peonies are less likely to attract ants than other types of peonies.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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