Scarlet Heaven Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Scarlet Heaven'
|Description||Big, deep scarlet flowers with gold center anthers provide a stunning spring display on this unique and rare Itoh peony. Blooms are held on strong stems that need no staking, showcased against a robust mound of lush, dark green foliage that holds up well through summer. Perfect for mid-border. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 2½ to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|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||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.