My Bartzella is exploded with blooms this year. This bush is another bush planted 3 years ago from a division from the mother plant under the peach tree.
THe south side of the bush
The north side of the bush
I have had great blooms and performance from itohs this year that I believe is a result from the excessive moisture and rain that they received in the 2 months prior to blooms. Due to this observation, I think I will water my itoh peonies more in the coming years if it happens to be drier than usual to encourage blooms.