Misaka™ (Beautiful Blossom) Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Smith Opus 1' PP #22,192
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 30 in. tall and wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Large, showy flowers|
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