Itoh Lifetime Peony Collection

Itoh Lifetime Peony Collection

Invest in a Lifetime of Extraordinary Beauty and Fragrance

Breeders tried for centuries to cross a tree peony with a herbaceous peony, and create a hybrid with the best qualities of both. In 1948, Dr. Toichi Itoh, a Japanese horticulturalist, finally succeeded--and the Itoh peony was born. Until recently, these incredible, colourful plants were scarce and difficult to reproduce, and gardeners could expect to pay $1,000 or more for one. But due to new propagation techniques. Itoh peonies are much more available--and affordable!

Breck's is delighted to offer this exceptional Itoh Lifetime Peony Collection.

Includes one each of Bartzella, Kopper Kettle and Morning Lilac.

Bartzella: Uniquely yellow, extra-large flowers reaching 6-8" across form on a robust, winterhardy plant--and the blooms keep coming on side shoots for an entire month or more. Strong, woody stems hold the fragrant flowers upright, even after a heavy rain. The bush is dark green with lovely, large, deeply cut leaves. A very strong grower and prolific spreader, it makes a medium-large bush. Grand Champion flower of the 2002 American Peony Society Exhibition. Grows 32" tall with a 24-36" spread.

Kopper Kettle: These large, chameleon-like semi-double to double blooms are extraordinary! Flowers measuring 6-7" in diameter are a blend of red, yellow and orange that give them a copper appearance when seen from afar. They gradually fade to a cream colour, although their centres keep their brassy hue until season's end. Flowers are carried well above the foliage on stiff stems. Wonderful in cut-flower displays. Grows 26-28" tall with a 24-36" spread.

Morning Lilac: Fragrant and floriferous, this peony produces an abundance of delightful, 6" blooms all over its top and sides. These beauties give borders a pop of vibrant, fuchsia-purple colour, accentuated by darker purple and white stripes. Bright golden stamens shine in their centres. The single to semi-double flowers arrive in midseason, at the same time Bartzella and Kopper Kettle are flowering. Grows 26-28" tall with a 24-36" spread.
  • Light

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size

    2-3 eye divisions
  • Zone

  • Bloom Time

    Midseason (Mid to late spring)
  • Height

    26 - 32 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well-drained, deep, fertile soil
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  • Botanical NamePaeonia x
  • FormRoot Division
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Flowering TimeMidseason (Mid to late spring)
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorCollection with 3 colors
  • Flower FormLarge single, semi-double to double, 6-8" flowers
  • Foliage TypeLarge deeply cut rich deep green.
  • Growth RateSlow to medium
  • Height/Habit26 - 32 inches
  • Spread24 - 36 inches
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds 1" below ground-level. Water in thoroughly. Plant at least 6 weeks before ground freezes.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, deep, fertile soil
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems after flowering.

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To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

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