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FRAGRANT PEONIES

Looking for that perfect fragrant peony? Below are just a few examples of our wide collection.

First Arrival
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Best Landscaper® 'First Arrival'
Originator: (Anderson, 1986)
Group: Itoh Hybrid
Bloom period: Midseason
Bloom week: 4 & 5
Flower form: Semi-double
Height: Medium
USDA Zone: 3 to 8
Item number: 2936

Details:

The large, semi-double flower opens in unique purple color which soon pales to lavender shades in the sun. The pigmentation is more saturated in the heart of the flower and alludes to emanating purple flairs from the base of the petals. Both brilliance and saturation are more pronounced in cool spring climate. Broad outer petals surround several rows of segments that grade narrower toward a center of yellow stamens and purple carpels creating a pleasing contrast of colors. Altogether, a charming flower that is of a well-tailored form and good substance. The bush has an excellent plant habit, it is vigorous and quick to increase. It is a dependable bloomer with ample color on a dense, medium height bush within a few years of planting. The blooms are carried near a canopy of the dark green foliage imparting a trim and neat appearance. The leaves are deeply cut, and the shape is reminiscent of their tree peony ancestry. Stiff stems carry the flowers upright and the bush holds its shape well against inclement weather events. This variety is an excellent choice for the flower border.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions 
Best Landscaper®; Itoh variety; 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.


Disclosure: The image(s) above shows the actual cultivar named and described on this page. The pictures are a fair and accurate depiction of the flowers as they are, in vivo, and are not staged or altered otherwise. The descriptions are based on our experience with plants that are grown by us here in NW Missouri. All images and information presented are subject to US Copyright ©, cultivar names may be subject to US Registered Trademark ®, and/or subject to specific breeder rights such as US Plant Patent and/or USDA Plant Variety Protection as well as specific State of Missouri crop protection laws, and all rights thereto are reserved. Please note plant size, color, and health is due to a variety of environmental factors so results cannot be guaranteed and additionally that different web browsers may display colors slightly differently. These varieties may not be propagated commercially or exported without specific license and may be subject to export/import regulations. For inquiry send a written letter to Hollingsworth Peonies, Attn: Justin Peter Goldberg, Esq., P.O. Box 233, Maryville, MO 64468.



 

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Parentage: 'Martha W' x [Reath hybrid tree peony]. No pollen or seed observed.

Presumed near infertility: "The Itoh Hybrids have for long been known to be highly infertile. Recently, chromosome count findings show they are triploids, reason enough for the observations. Any seeds from Itoh pollination by either triploids or tetraploids are expected to include a share of tetraploids, possibly fertile. Suggestion: pollinate by one or another of their parental Lutea Hybrids or a mix thereof. Expect rare success, requires patience, but persistence is how we got the present generation of Itohs." (Don Hollingsworth, 2021)

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