ITOH - GORGEOUS YELLOW GOLD SEMI-DOUBLE TO NEARLY FULL-DOUBLE; Garden Treasure's petals are lightly flared scarlet. Garden Treasure has a green & cream center with pink stigmas, with leaflets that are semi-glossy. Flowers pop well out of foliage.
Bloom Time: Midseason to Late
Size: 27 inches tall
Reasons To Love It: This ITOH is deservedly a regular award-winner. Garden Treasure is bright & colorful as it is symmetrical & refined. Garden Treasure is a consistently superb performer & long-flowering. Winner: APS Gold Metal & Best Landscaper Hybridizer:
ITOH - DARK, BRASSY PINK DOUBLE FLOWERS that FADE OUT TO CREAMY ROSE PINK; Hillary has a beautiful fragrance & gorgeous symmetry.
Bloom Time: Early-Midseason
Size: 24-26 inches tall
Reasons To Love It: This ITOH is a traffic-stopper for Pure Peonies. With Hillary's size, striking contrast in rose, orange, yellow colors and perfect symmetry this peony is always in high-demand, and being used for modern arrangements.
Hybridizer: Anderson, 1999
ITOH – STAR-LIKE FLOWER in tones of HEATHERED ROSE, SINGLE; Old Rose Dandy has some of the most unique colors on any flower - hues reminiscent of some Hellebore. It has purple pigments as it matures.
Bloom Time: Midseason – Late Midseason
Size: 32 inches tall
Reasons To Love It: This dandy is hugely popular for its unique “starburst” appearance. Old Rose Dandy also has a prolific bloom which contrasts beautifully against dark green leaflets. A favorite at Pure Peonies!
Winner: Best Landscaper Peony & Award of Merit
Hybridizer: Lanning, 1993
ITOH – GOLDEN YELLOW With RED FLARES, SEMI-DOUBLE; Sonoma Welcome opens as apricot and matures to glorious, bright yellow.
Bloom Time: Late
Size: 33 inches tall
Reasons To Love It: Sonoma Welcome is a hugely popular and hard-to-find ITOH. Its colors are rare & the plant has generous blooms & attractive leaves. This ITOH has beautiful landscaper form & is a vigorous grower.
Hybridizer: Tolomeo 1994
ITOH – SOFT YELLOW SINGLE; This ITOH is slightly fragrant, with a center of light red flares & dark green leaflets. Viking Full Moon has 10 overlapping, flat petals in 2 rows.
Fragrance: Mildly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Midseason - Late
Size: 34 inches tall
Reasons To Love It: This ITOH is robust, and terrific for landscaping – its presentation is refined but prominent. This Peony is useful as an accent plant as well as the mixed border; it is a great performer & is rare.
Hybridizer: Pehrson/Seidl, 1989