Raggedy Ann Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Raggedy Ann'
|Description||Frilly semi-double flowers feature crimson-pink flares at the base of the pale silver-pink petals that creates a nearly white petticoat with a vibrant whorl around the deep pink-tipped stamens. The lush mound of foliage emerges red and matures to a deep green. Sure to become a beloved garden favorite. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Mid to Late Spring|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and 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); Viburnum (Viburnum); Bellflower (Campanula); Phlox (Phlox); Catmint (Nepeta); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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