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Strawberry Crème Brulee Itoh Peony

Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Strawberry Crème Brulee'

Semi-double flowers in delectable shades of pink are sure to delight in a garden or vase. Lush, dark green foliage forms a vigorous mound that holds up well into autumn, perfect for mid-border. Itoh peony stems need no staking, holding up even in wind and rain. An herbaceous perennial.
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Good to grow! 5


Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2½ ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Design IdeasItoh 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Bellflower (Campanula)

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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!