Oochigeas Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Oochigeas'
|Description||The exquisite double blooms of this prized Itoh peony are a beautiful fusion of creamy apricot-pink petals uniquely painted with purple flares that mellow into lighter shades. Vigorous, lush, dark green foliage supports sturdy stems that require no staking. The cut flowers add pure romance to any spring bouquet. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Late spring to early summer|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 2½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Itoh peonies are among the most coveted perennials of the border. Aside from the exquisite blooms on strong stems that remain upright even after a heavy rain, their lush, vigorous foliage holds through summer, making them outstanding in foundation planting and beds close to outdoor living spaces. They can also blend naturally into more casual settings creating focal points and bold color in season. A gorgeous plant for flower-filled lawn islands and in high profile front yard locations. Cut peonies are the epitome of romance. When cutting for arrangements, leave at least three leaves on the stem. For longest vase life, cut stems in the morning, choosing buds that have a marshmallow texture with the petal color just peeping through.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Bellflower (Campanula)|
|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||The name of this beautiful peony pays homage to Oochigeas, a legendary Native American figure; the heroine of a 19th-century fairy tale affiliated with the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy and Abenaki tribes, described as a fusion between the French Cinderella story and ancient Wabanaki folk tales.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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