Julia Rose Itoh Peony
Julia Rose Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Julia Rose'Item #3913 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Gorgeous, large, double flowers stand above the vigorous, lush, toothed, green foliage on sturdy stems that require no staking. The epitome of romance with pleasantly fragrant, slightly spicy blooms of soft apricot petals, blended reddish purple tips, and yellow centers. A wonderful addition to any spring bouquet. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 2½ ft. tall, 3½ ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:pay-OHN-ee-uhDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 2½ ft. tall, 3½ ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late SpringFlower color:OrangeCompanion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Bellflower (Campanula)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained, moist soil. Plant with crown slightly below soil level. Water deeply, regularly during the 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreLore:First hybridized by Toichi Itoh in 1948, The Itoh Peonies are a cross between woody tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa or P. suffruticosa x P. lutea or P. delavayi), and herbaceous peonies (P. lactiflora). 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.