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Morning Lilac Itoh Peony

Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Morning Lilac'

Pronunciation: pay-OHN-ee-uh
SKU #06858
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Large, fragrant, single to semi-double, fuchsia-pink blooms with vivid gold stamens and white highlights are held on strong stems just above sturdy, compact plants with lush, dark green foliage. Bloom color intensifies to a dark purple towards the center. A very showy, prolific and early blooming peony. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Late Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Bellflower (Campanula); Phlox (Phlox); Catmint (Nepeta); Coneflower (Echinacea)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore First hybridized by Toihi Itoh in 1948, The Itoh Peonies are 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: 4-9

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