Peonies (Intersectional Peonies)

Intersectional Peonies are hybrids between woody tree Peonies and herbaceous garden peonies. These hybrids are relatively new creations, with the first successful Intersectional crosses being made in 1948. Sometimes these special plants are called “Itoh Peonies” after the Japanese man who created the first Intersectional hybrid, Mr. Toichi Itoh. Other peony hybridizers are carrying on the work of his discovery.

  • The enormous flowers look like the flowers of a tree peony and expand the color range of garden peonies.
  • The disease-resistant foliage looks similar to that of a tree peony, but dies to the ground every winter.
  • Strong, stout stems do not need staking, even when loaded with flowers.
  • Branched stems hold additional flowers for a longer bloom period than either parent. Flowers open in succession for up to a month!
  • More vigorous than tree peonies and every bit as cold hardy as garden peonies (hardy in zones 4-9).
  • Care-free and long-lived.   
  • These peonies do not attract ants as the plants are sterile

Intersectional peonies are very easy to grow in full to part sun with well drained soil. The only trick is to make sure the crown is planted 1 to 2 inches deep, no deeper! If peonies are planted too deep, they may not bloom. We recommend to plant them into a 2 to 3 gallon in the spring or fall for following year sales.

Paeonia Itoh 'Bartzella'

Paeonia Itoh 'Canary Brilliants'

Paeonia Itoh 'Cora Louise'

Paeonia Itoh 'First Arrival'

Paeonia Itoh 'Garden Treasure'

Paeonia Itoh 'Lemon Dream'

Paeonia Itoh 'Old Rose Dandy'

Paeonia Itoh 'Scarlet Heaven'

We have salesmen in most regions of the country. They would be happy to stop in and and help you making a selection. Otherwise, for additional help, our customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM Eastern time - 1.800.78.TULIP.

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