Paeonia Itoh Hybrid ‘Morning Lilac’

(Morning Lilac Peony)


$79.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:


This colorful selection produces vivid fuchsia purple blossoms with a bit of darker purple and white striping on the petals surrounding a large central boss of gold stamens.  It is the earliest blooming of all the Intersectional Peonies

Itoh peonies are a hybrid cross between tree peony (P. lemoinei) and garden peony (P. lactiflora). This cross was first achieved by Toihi Itoh in 1948. Itoh peonies combine the large and showy flowers of tree peonies with the herbaceous stems and growing habits of garden peonies. Deep green foliage is divided into lance-shaped segments. Foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season. Plants die back to the ground after fall frost.

Description

Easily grown in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Add compost as needed before planting. Remove spent flowers after bloom. Cut foliage to the ground and remove from the garden in fall after frost. Plants are long-lived, but do not need to be divided and can be left undisturbed for years.

Additional information

Common Name

Morning Lilac Peony

Botanical Name

Paeonia Itoh Hybrid 'Morning Lilac'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun to Part Shade

Height

24-36"

Width

36-48"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid spring

Flower Color

Fuchsia- purple

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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