Misaka™ (Beautiful Blossom) Itoh Peony
Paeonia x 'Smith Opus 1' PP #22,192
|Description||A rarity in intersectional hybrids, the magnificent blooms first open orange, then fade to a beautiful peachy yellow. The abundant, large flowers reach up to eight inches across, feature especially prominent dark red central flares and produce a delightful mild fragrance. Vigorous, disease resistant growth habit. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 30 in. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance|
|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.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Bellflower (Campanula); Phlox (Phlox); Catmint (Nepeta); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
|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 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8
Good to grow!
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Lowe's 18801 Se Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, Washington 98683
Lowe's 11413 N.e. 76th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98662
Drake's 7 Dees Nursery 16519 S.e. Stark St.
Portland, Oregon 97233
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.