Scarlet Heaven Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Scarlet Heaven'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
|Lore||First hybridized by Toichi Itoh in 1948, The Itoh peonies were 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. Foliage mounds vigorously during the growing season, then stems die back in the fall and should be cut back just as with the herbaceous peonies.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 2½ to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Viburnum (Viburnum); Bellflower (Campanula); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus)|
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