The Itoh is the dream peony—a coveted hybrid from herbaceous and tree peonies that's much harder to obtain. We've been building up our selection of these extraordinary hybrids, and Duchesse de Lorraine is a particularly exciting find. This is a breakthrough Itoh—no other yellow variety has such full, petal-packed double blooms. They appear on strong stems, and produce a delightful fragrance. Once Duchesse de Lorraine matures, it'll provide tons of blooms for both the garden and cut flower displays. The foliage will remain a lush green backdrop for your perennial garden bed through the season, and the plant itself will last decades in the right spot. It is excellent in containers, borders and mass plantings. The blooms attract butterflies and are deer resistant. This très jolie variety is named for the Lorraine region in France. Paeonia x 'Duchesse de Lorraine' PP26907
Paeonia itoh 'Duchesse de Lorraine' PP26907
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:24 - 32 inches
Spread:28 - 36 inches
Spacing:28 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Late spring, early summer
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds 1" - 2" below ground-level. Water in thoroughly. Plant at least 6 weeks before ground freezes.
Winter Care:Clean up dead leaves in fall to prevent disease problems. Mulch hardy.
Flower Form:Fully double blooms
Foliage Type:Upright mound of lush green leaves that stand up well into the autumn.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive bush type perennial all summer long. After flowering
Soil Requirement:Well drained, humus enriched soil that is moisture retentive
Watering Requirement:Water regularly, - weekly. More often in extreme heat or containers.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2021 Spring Shipping Schedule
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