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'Garden Treasure'
Awards: GM 1996, ALM 2009
Best in Show 2001, '04, '05, '07
Origin.: (Hollingsworth, 1984)
Cultivar group: Itoh hybrid
Bloom period: Midseason
Bloom week: 4 to 6
Flower form: Semi-double
Height: Medium
Distinctions: Grand Champion
Item number: 0205


Semi-double; mature plants double flower form possible. Heavily substanced petals open yellow gold, lightly flared scarlet, center green and cream with prominent pink stigmas; fragrant. Side buds on long stems develop in rotation, a leading example of extended flowering period among peonies, up to four weeks in cooler climates. Bush is vigorous, medium height, arching but stiff stems make a widely spreading silhouette. Well-grown plants may form up to a five-foot wide mound at maturity, yielding four to five dozen blossoms over an extended period. Cool green, semi-glossy leaflets are intermediate in form between the parents, leathery and durable. An Itoh hybrid with usable cut flower qualities and currently is used in the floral industry. Cut flower stems exhibit satisfying durability. Flowers are great in the garden or in the vase.

APS seedling Certificate of Merit 1984; several times chosen to the Court of Honor at exhibitions, has produced Grand Champion of the APS annual exhibition three times. Gold Medal Award 1996.

Intersectional hybrid [Itoh hybrid]. Parentage: [Paeonia lactiflora, cultivar] x [P. (Lutea Hybrid) 'Alice Harding']. Presumed infertile; no seed, no pollen.

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PO Box 233
Maryville, MO 64468


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