Duchesse de Lorraine Itoh Peony
Duchesse de Lorraine Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Duchesse de Lorraine' Plant Patent #26,907Item #41709 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Very large, wonderfully fragrant, bright yellow, double, dense bomb-like blooms on strong stems rise above a lush deep green foliage. Truly the first fully double yellow Itoh peony. The sturdy stems will not require staking. An excellent spring specimen for sunny gardens and shrub borders. 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 28 to 32 in. tall, 28 to 36 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:pay-OHN-ee-uhDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 28 to 32 in. tall, 28 to 36 in. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:YellowPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasPeonies are among the most coveted perennials of the highbrow border. Their big bushy shape is 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. Cutting garden essential.Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Bellflower (Campanula); Phlox (Phlox); Catmint (Nepeta); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea)
- 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 & LoreHistory: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. Duchesse de Lorraine was introduced by Planteck of Canada, a world-leader in peony micropropagation; it is was a 2011 selection from a 2006 breeding program conducted by Theirry Rat of France, with seed parent P. lactiflora 'Miss America and pollen parent P. lutea 'Golden Isles'.Lore:Duchesse de Lorraine was bestowed its name in homage to Lorraine, the region in France that was home to renowned and award-winning breeder Victor Lemoine (1823 - 1911).