Fragrant semi-double, on mature well grown plants double flower form possible; large flower opens lemon-yellow with small red flares near base. Many layers of well-formed petals surround cluster of greenish carpels in the center. Stamen filaments usually visible. Excellent habit, robust, prolific increase, bush of medium to tall height. Fast grower, rapidly making a large bush. Healthy foliage, dark green, deeply cut, remains attractive throughout the growing season into fall. Leaves reminiscent of tree peony ancestry. Makes an excellent presentation in the garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper®; Best Fragrant®; APS Gold Medal 2006; APS Award of Landscape Merit 2009; APS Best in Show 2002; RHS Award of Garden Merit; PHS Gold Medal 2021; Itoh variety; champion class; general garden and landscape use; perennial border.
Basic Growing Requirements
Full Sun. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.
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