Notable characteristics: Tree peony- like flowers open a brilliant scarlet and change to a deep wine red within a few days of opening. It will brighten up any sunny area of the garden. Deer resistant. Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Intersectional peony, Roger Anderson, 1999.
Growth habit and size at maturity : Upright and spreading, grows to 2.5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Single to lotus semi-double form blossoms, 8" and upward facing. Flowers held well above and around the dark green foliage.
Flower fragrance: Light, spicy. Bloom time: Late season 'Itoh' intersectional hybrid peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first through third week of June. Consistently one of the last peonies to bloom in our garden.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eyes' ( buds) with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.