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Morning Lilac Itoh Peony

Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Morning Lilac'

SKU
06858
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.
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Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh
LoreFirst 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.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (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 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: 4-9

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