Paeonia x 'Bartzella'

Itoh Peony

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Paeonia x 'Bartzella' – These are huge. All have flowered in 2-gallon pots. Just gorgeous. This beautiful strong growing Itoh hybrid carries multitudes of bright double yellow peony flowers in June. An established contented clump can produce up to 80 buds during its flowering season. At the heart of each 6 to 8-inch diameter flower is a touch of pink-red, red-purple. And the flowers are fragrant. Foliage as with it parents remain handsome all season long. Autumn may bring russet red coloration. Stems stand up to 3 feet tall and wide. Itoh peonies are a newer class called intersectional peonies, hybrids derived from crossing tree peonies with herbaceous. The result is extraordinary new colors on plants that require no staking. They a substantial enough to pass as shrubs in the border which, when you think about it, they are... at least through the genes of one of the parents. Regarding garden clean-up you may remove old dead foliage in autumn but never prune these. The tree peony parentage offers woody stems that are studded with buds, next season's potential, above the soil line. Cut them down and destroy many if not all of next year's flowers. A potential fail safe is that the herbaceous parentage often results in buds just below the soil surface. But please - don't prune them! Fertile draining ground in plenty of sun. Established potted Itoh Peony.


Height:

30-36 in

Spread:

30-36 in

Colors:

Yellow

Characteristics and Attributes for Paeonia x 'Bartzella'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Accent
  • Foundation
  • Fragrant
  • Shrub Border
  • Specimen
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Organic
  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Genus Overview: Paeonia

Common Name: Peony

We have fallen in love with the species peonies. They stand on strong stems and require no staking. They flower in a range of colors with varying flower shapes at different times in the spring landscape. Many are striking woodland species and function at their best in open to dappled shade. Some sport fascinating and showy late season seed heads upping the interest ante for herbaceous perennials with added seasons of beauty. Most of our offerings are seed grown. Culture is noted in the descriptives.