Lollipop Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Lollipop'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Bellflower (Campanula); Phlox (Phlox); Catmint (Nepeta); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained, moist soil. Plant with crown slightly below soil level. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply an annual side dressing of organic compost. For tidy appearance remove spent blooms. Prune after foliage and stems dies back in the fall.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8