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Scarlet Heaven Itoh Peony

This captivating peony will create a dramatic late spring display in garden and border plantings; the buds open to reveal stunning scarlet blooms with gold center anthers; the fragrant flowers open on stiff stems making them an excellent cut flower

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Paeonia
Cultivar:
Scarlet Heaven
Flower Color:
scarlet
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
cut back in fall
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Branching:
herbaceous
Spacing:
30 inches
Flower Fragrance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Scarlet Heaven Itoh Peony features bold lightly-scented scarlet flowers with gold anthers at the ends of the stems in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Scarlet Heaven Itoh Peony is an herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Scarlet Heaven Itoh Peony will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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