Peonies can be classified by both plant growth habit and flower type. Plant growth types are Herbaceous (nonwoody), Tree (shrub), and Itoh (or “Intersectional”), which is intermediate between herbaceous and tree forms. In winter herbaceous peonies die back to their underground parts, whereas tree peonies lose their leaves but retain viable woody stems above ground. The Itoh hybrids are intermediate between herbaceous and tree forms. They are named after Toichi Itoh, who first produced a successful intersectional hybrid in 1948.
They start as red, turns apricot, then fades to creamy yellow as the bloom matures. Amazing beauty!
Festiva Maxima Peony with Julia Rose Itoh Peony: 2 lovely peonies growing side by side; they are gorgeous, Julia Rose looks like a watercolor artwork.
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