Peonies forum: Which New Itoh Peonies Did You Add Last Year?

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 19, 2018 11:26 AM CST
Do you think yours have a good chance of blooming this spring? I don't have enough space to grow every itoh out there so I really look forward to seeing all pics of your new additions as well as your established ones esp. those that I don't have.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Feb 19, 2018 11:58 AM CST
Most of the roots I purchased last year looked pretty good, No idea how many will actually flower... I can wait:)

2017 was a banner year, planted 16 new Itohs:

Paeonia 'Callies Memory', Paeonia 'Canary Brilliants', Paeonia 'Going Bananas', Paeonia 'Gordon E. Simonson', Paeonia 'Joanna Marlene', Paeonia 'Lemon Dream', Paeonia 'Momo Taro', Paeonia 'Rosy Prospects', Paeonia 'Sequestered Sunshine', Paeonia 'Singing in the Rain', Paeonia 'Sonoma Amethyst', Paeonia 'Sonoma Welcome', Paeonia 'Sugar Plum Fairy', Paeonia 'Viking Full Moon', Paeonia 'Yellow Crown', Paeonia 'Yellow Emperor'

Planted only one in 2016 (Kopper Kettle), however, 8 in 2015

Paeonia 'Ballarena de Saval', Paeonia 'First Arrival', Paeonia 'Julia Rose', Paeonia 'Kaleidoscope', Paeonia 'Morning Lilac', Paeonia 'Peach Cobbler', Paeonia 'Sonoma Welcome', Paeonia 'Unique'

'First Arrival' bloomed in 2016. The rest showed up in 2017.



Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 19, 2018 12:57 PM CST
Wow, Frank! That's impressive list of additions. Did the Balarena de Saval bloom for you last year? Would love to see a pic of that!

Hope these bloom for you this spring! I don't grow these ones and would love to pics of them. Also would love to hear your evaluations of them with respect to growth, flower form, and bloom production.

Paeonia 'Canary Brilliants', Paeonia 'Going Bananas', Paeonia 'Gordon E. Simonson', Paeonia 'Joanna Marlene', Paeonia 'Rosy Prospects', Paeonia 'Sequestered Sunshine', , Paeonia 'Sonoma Amethyst', Paeonia 'Sonoma Welcome', Paeonia 'Sugar Plum Fairy', Paeonia 'Viking Full Moon', Paeonia 'Yellow Crown', Paeonia 'Yellow Emperor'
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Feb 19, 2018 2:24 PM CST
I bought 'Bartzella' in fall 2015, planted in a pot, it bloomed indoors and then next summer (2017) in the garden. Just 1 flower but I have to be patient in our climate :)

'Garden Treasure' bought in spring 2016, had 2 flowers immediately and then 2 flowers again next summer (2017). It looks like a very good grower and bloomer!

'Cora Louise' and 'Julia Rose' bought in spring 2016, never had a flower. 'CL' is still very small bush.

'Singing in the Rain' and 'Magical Mystery Tour' bought in fall 2016, overwintered in pots, both had a flower indoors next spring.

I planted "Morning Lilac', 'Momotaro', 'First Arrival' in the garden last fall and 'Unique' and 'Sonoma Apricot' in pots (since ground was already frozen by then), I hope for the first flowers on the new additions. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Feb 19, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Paeonia 'Ballarena de Saval' did not have any blooms last year (year 2)

Usually I get blooms in the second year.

However, I purchased it from Bannister's going out of business sale

Paeonia 'Ballarena de Saval', Paeonia 'Morning Lilac', Paeonia 'Peach Cobbler', Paeonia 'Sonoma Welcome'

Morning Lilac was true to name. Peach Cobbler and Sonoma Welcome were not.

So maybe Ballarena de Saval will bloom this year and I will see if it is true to name:)

Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 19, 2018 6:29 PM CST
Anya, do you grow your peonies in pots in the house? Will you be planting them out in the soil this year? Your Garden Treasure is so gorgeous! Can I ask where you bought yours?
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Feb 19, 2018 7:31 PM CST
Karen, the very first peony root I bought online in the fall 2014 was Santa Fe (from Parks Seeds), back then I had no idea that peonies should have a cold period, I just planted it in a (not big) pot and kept it on a window sill. And it even grew! not very much though. It was the beginning of my peony addiction lol Soon after that I learned about how to grow peonies and now if I have to plant roots in pots into winter I keep them in a cold (just above freezing) and dark room. Next summer all go into the ground. There were a couple of peonies that were very small to plant last summer (because I froze them outdoors the previous fall and many rotted, you might remember my sad story) so I left them in pots but they did not survive the second winter. I recently threw them away. So I am not going to keep peonies for 2 winters any more even if they are weak, maybe in the ground the chances are better for survival, I don't know.

And 'Garden Treasure' was bought ... you will laugh... in American Meadows. As well as 'Cora Louise' which is still very small, and 'Bowl of Beauty' and 'Coral Sunset' which even did not grow at all but I got refund for them.
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 19, 2018 8:22 PM CST
Karen, I got two Lemon Chiffons from Warmerdam. They both started growing this week and one has 1 bud, and the other has 2 buds.

These were received at the end of October, the bare roots kept in the fridge, and not potted until the end of December😱😳! We spent a lot of time traveling in the fall, so not much gardening work got done.

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 20, 2018 8:26 AM CST
Anya, sometimes you can get a nice surprise from one of these vendors. You don't know where they get their roots from and some maybe from a great small grower. The yellow shade on your GT is so gorgeous that I don't see it in other pics of GT. If some years down the road you have one for sale or trade, please remember me.


Annette, you will love Lemon Chiffon. I liked it so much that I got another one last year. Big Grin Big Grin
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Feb 20, 2018 5:36 PM CST
I hope my Lemon Chiffon which I just bought from peonyshop will be also lovely Rolling my eyes.

Karen, I will be happy to give you a division of GT in maybe 4 years, though I am not sure the color on the photo you really liked was true. I have a note in my garden file that GT was fuller and yellower than Bartzella Smiling I attach photos of the same GT from last year, not sure what the light was - full sun, or something else.
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Name: Frank Mosher
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fwmosher
Feb 20, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Frank, I never used the opportunity to congratulate you on your "peony" pics! Simply great! Tells me, that as "great" as I think I am, I am merely a pimple on the face of the "Peony World"!! Coming after you! Cheers!!
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 20, 2018 10:01 PM CST
Frank, I have to agree that you have an amazing number of new Itohs. I would love to be able to add that many to my garden.

Karen, I would love to see pics of your Lemon Chiffon.
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 21, 2018 9:13 AM CST
I know it! Your photos of GT prove that my memory is still working. (It seems to remember flowers and plants better than other stuffs though.) I really like that puffy center of petaloids, something that I do not see in other GTs. The one I saw at a display garden in PA is not that attractive. Hope it will grow and increase well for you, Anya! It is a special root and befitting its name as "Garden Treasure"! Smiling Smiling
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 21, 2018 9:17 AM CST
In my haste to post the question, I forgot to list the itohs I had planted last year.

Singing in the Rain
Scrumdidleyumptious
Berry Garcia
Balarena de Saval
First Arrival
Callie's Memory
Sonoma Apricot
Oochigas
Duchess de Lorraine

Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 21, 2018 1:42 PM CST
I hve Balarene de Saval and Sonoma Amethyst are in pots.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Feb 21, 2018 10:21 PM CST
Oochigas, Duchess de Lorraine, Scrumdidleyumptious, Kopper Kettle, Norwegian Blush, Osiris Tourbillion, Yellow Waterlily, Court Jester, Luxurient, Royal Blush and Dark Eyes for me. Also got replacements for Old Rose Dandy, Scarlet Heaven, Berry Garcia, Sonoma Welcome and Smith Family Yellow. As of now I think I only have 2 coming for next fall.....
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 21, 2018 10:47 PM CST
Nice selection Liz! I feel the need to add more Itohs to the garden, please share your experience about how well these plants do for you.
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Name: Eileen Brittain
Western NY (Zone 4b)
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Gideon4
Feb 24, 2018 10:18 AM CST
Just to let those of you who planted "Singin", that I've had mine since 2012 and usually have about 150 blooms on it with the sidebuds. It blooms for about 28 days, which is the record for all my peonies, except High Noon, 30 days and a rebloom in August! I have a few herbaceous that can go 20 days some years (Shirley Temple, Pink Spritzer, and Elsa Sass). I'm in Western NY .
In fall 16, I planted a Hillary from Adelmans, and had eight stems and eight blooms in 17. You really can't go wrong with Adelman's. They have the strongest and largest roots I've bought. Never lost anything.
Last fall I added Scarlet Heaven, also from Adelmans, and hope it does as well. Those I've bought in boxes from Lowe's and the local plant shows grow but take 2-3 years to flower.
Sounds like several of you have impressive collections of ITOHS. Where do you get the unusual cultivars?
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Name: Eileen Brittain
Western NY (Zone 4b)
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Gideon4
Feb 24, 2018 10:21 AM CST
Oops didn't say, that's one of my Hillary blooms from the first year. Eileen
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Feb 24, 2018 10:32 AM CST
I order Itoh peonies from Adelman, Solaris, Swenson, Fina, Brooks, and Hollingsworth

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