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Peony ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’

Pot Size
Colour
Deep Pink

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USDA Zone: 3-9

Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden Peonies and Tree Peonies. There are several varieties, all highly sought after by collectors, yet easy to grow and very hardy. This selection forms a midsized upright bush of lush green leaves. The large semi-double blooms feature deep rose-pink petals with a dark plum eyezone, surrounding a tuft of yellow stamens. Pleasantly fragrant. Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Flowering is always best in a sunny location. Clean up the dead stems and leaves in the fall to help prevent disease problems. This selection dies right back to ground level for the winter. Flowers on cut stems have a short life which makes them less suitable in arrangements. A better alternative for indoor display, cut about an inch below a bloom and float in a rose bowl.

Sun Exposure 
  Full Sun

Soil Type 
  Sandy 

Soil pH 
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid

Soil Moisture

Care Level 
  Easy 

Flower Colour 
  Deep Pink 

Blooming Time 
  Early Summer  
  Late Spring 

Foliage Color 
  Deep Green 

Plant Uses & Characteristics 
  Accent: Good Texture/Form  
  Border  
  Deer Resistant  
  Rabbit Resistant  
  Massed  
  Specimen 

Flower Head Size 
  Large 

Height 
   80-90 cm  
   31-35 inches

Spread 
   75-90 cm  
   29-35 inches

Foot Traffic 
   None 

Growth Rate 
   Slow 



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