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Paeonia ‘Oochigeas’


Itoh Hybrid Peony

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.900.580


Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden Peonies and Tree Peonies. There are several varieties, all highly sought after by collectors, yet easy to grow and very hardy. They form a midsized bush of lush green leaves. The selection, inspired by an Abenaquis Native American legend, offers a new colour for the Itoh with large, double, apricot blooms appearing late spring. Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Flowering is always best in a sunny location. Clean up the dead leaves in the fall to help prevent disease problems. Plants usually die to the ground, or to very low woody stems for the winter. Much hardier than generally assumed. Flowers on cut stems have a short life which makes them less suitable in arrangements. A better alternative for indoor display, cut about an inch below a bloom and float in a rose bowl.

Further details for
Paeonia ‘Oochigeas’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Salmon
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow













Paeonia ‘Oochigeas’


Itoh Hybrid Peony

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.900.580


Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden Peonies and Tree Peonies. There are several varieties, all highly sought after by collectors, yet easy to grow and very hardy. They form a midsized bush of lush green leaves. The selection, inspired by an Abenaquis Native American legend, offers a new colour for the Itoh with large, double, apricot blooms appearing late spring. Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Flowering is always best in a sunny location. Clean up the dead leaves in the fall to help prevent disease problems. Plants usually die to the ground, or to very low woody stems for the winter. Much hardier than generally assumed. Flowers on cut stems have a short life which makes them less suitable in arrangements. A better alternative for indoor display, cut about an inch below a bloom and float in a rose bowl.

Further details for
Paeonia ‘Oochigeas’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Salmon
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow