Monrovia Introduces Itoh Peonies

Monrovia Introduces Itoh Peonies

Monrovia Introduces Itoh Peonies

Monrovia is introducing two Itoh peonies, which it will make available to independent garden centers before Mother’s Day. Itoh peonies date to 1948, when Japanese breeder Toichi Itoh cross-bred tree peonies with herbaceous peonies.

‘Takara’ has multi-hued, large flowers up to 6 inches wide. In early stages, the flower is light yellow with a deep pink flush, then matures to white with a faint pink wash and burgundy center. It blooms throughout May and June and is 3 feet tall and wide.
 
‘Misaka’ has large orange flowers that fade to a peachy yellow in full sun. It has a dark red center. ‘Misaka’ flowers more heavily than usual due to a high number of secondary buds.

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