Yumi™ (Beauty) Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Yellow Doodle Dandy'
|Exceptionally large blooms with a light, pleasant fragrance held on strong stems above a compact mound of dark green, trouble-free foliage that lasts well into autumn. Masses of yellow petals have a nearly translucent quality, perfectly forming a formal double flower. Hybridized by Don Smith, a leading Itoh Peony breeder. An herbaceous perennial.
|Full sun, Partial sun
|Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
|Moderate growing; reaches 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
|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.
|First hybridized by Toichi Itoh in 1948, The Itoh Peonies are a cross between woody tree peonies and herbaceous peonies. These exceptional intersectional hybrid varieties 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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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.