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Paeonia ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
Paeonia ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
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Paeonia ‘Magical Mystery Tour’

Itoh Hybrid Peony

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.900.780

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. This selection forms a midsized upright bush of lush green leaves. The large semi to double blooms open creamy yellow with a heavy flush of lilac pink, ageing to ivory white with a pink picotee edging. Mildly fragrant. 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 stems and leaves in the fall to help prevent disease problems. This selection dies right back to ground level for the winter. 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. An American introduction: Donald Smith, 2002.

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Paeonia ‘Magical Mystery Tour’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   65-70 cm
   25-27 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate