Itoh Peony (Paeonia 'Garden Treasure') in the Peonies Database

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Originator/Registrant: Hollingsworth
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984
Cultivar Group (Type): Intersectional (Itoh) Hybrid
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Late Midseason (week 5)
Late (week 6)
Flower Form: Semi-Double
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower color description: Golden yellow, with soft red flares emanating from its center. Yellow stamens surround prominent ghost green carpels with pale sheaths and soft pink stigmata. Can have a deeper coloration in some years and with a more orangey aspect upon first opening.
Flower size: Large
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 1996
Award of Landscape Merit: 2009

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Unknown Paeonia lactiflora x Alice Harding


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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 12, 2018 3:07 PM

"Paeonia 'Garden Treasure', (3-SD-Y) Itoh Hybrid Peony, (Hollingsworth, 1984), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, semi-double, yellow petals, muted red flares, side buds, lemon fragrance, no support needed, midseason bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5c-6.

APS Gold Medal Award 1996. Award of Landscape Merit 2009. My first Itoh hybrid, planted in 2004. Still one of my favorites. An intersection cross of Paeonia lactiflora x P. (Lutea Hybrid) Alice Harding."

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