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Originator/Registrant: Roger F. Anderson
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986
Cultivar Group (Type): Intersectional (Itoh) Hybrid
Season of bloom: Late Midseason (week 5)
Flower Form: Semi-Double
Full Double
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower color description: Large full double yellow ball with red flares.
Flower size: 6 to 8 inches
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 2006
Award of Landscape Merit: 2009

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 30 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: White lactiflora double x Reath hybrid tree
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by valleyrimgirl on Dec 13, 2012 9:45 PM

Hybridizer: Roger Anderson, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, USA
Year: 1986
Parentage: white lactiflora double x Reath hybrid tree.
Description: Bartzella has large 6-8" full double yellow blooms with red flares and white stigmas at center and a few sidebuds that extend flowering. Strong 32" stems hold the flowers on top of the plant. Each mature Bartzella can have more than 60 flowers, blooming from two to four weeks. No seed or pollen. Lemon scented fragrance.
Additional Awards: Grand Champion flower 2002 American Peony Society Exhibition at Madison, Wisconsin.
Origin of the name: "The name Bartzella originated in part from the family Pastor, whos last name was Barts. My wife was the one responsable for adding the ella. She seem to think it soften the Barts. It has work very well.“ (Roger Anderson, March 25 2001 on yahoo-groups [peony])

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 25, 2018 9:04 AM

Peony 'Bartzella' (Roger F. Anderson, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 1986) is an intersectional or Itoh hybrid. In this case a white lactiflora double crossed with a Reath hybrid tree peony. A good sized plant at almost 3 feet tall with double, fragrant, 6-8", lemon yellow flowers with red flares and white-tipped carpels. Dark green foliage with large deeply cut leaves. Awarded the APS Gold Metal 2006. One of the most popular Itoh hybrids.

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