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.|
|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
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