Peonies forum: My Takara Itoh Peony Opened It's First Bloom

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graycrna4u
May 6, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Love this Itoh more than Yumi, Misake, or Keiko. It is hardy and full of blooms. I planted it last fall and so far it is about 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide with at least 20 buds. Enjoy.


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frankrichards16
May 6, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Beautiful! Can you post a photo of the entire plant?
Name: Evan
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eclayne
May 6, 2014 6:27 PM CST

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I agree Do the petals lighten to near white over time?
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Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
May 6, 2014 6:27 PM CST
Holy Cow!! How old was it when you planted it. Must have been at least a 5-6 year plant.
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Cem9165
May 7, 2014 4:45 AM CST
I just bought Takara this spring. I'll have to find a place for it in the back of the border, if it gets that tall.
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graycrna4u
May 7, 2014 6:14 PM CST
Here is a picture of the same flower today. Second pic is of the entire plant with three more blooms opened today. It was a 5 gallon Itoh from Monrovia that I bought in July or August last year for $48. And yes, it lightens up over a period of about 2 weeks.
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
May 7, 2014 6:57 PM CST
Beautiful blooms gray. My plant is still in the pot. I'll plant it this fall in the garden. It was also a 5 gallon Monrovia grown plant that I bought from Pikes. Now that I've seen your plants blooms, I'm looking forward to hopefully get some blooms next year.
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Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
May 8, 2014 9:34 AM CST
Beautiful. Love that form and color.
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