This is one of the best red Itoh peonies we've found. Its huge flowers have deep scarlet petals and golden-yellow anthers—fabulous in fresh floral arrangements. Itoh peonies combine the best peony traits. They were originated by crossing herbaceous and tree peonies. The result is a dense, rounded plant only 2-3' tall and wide, with a great abundance of large 7-9" blooms. They are borne on strong, non-flopping stems atop handsome foliage that stays attractive all season. Even better, once they mature, they bloom weeks longer than either parent, producing more than 50 blooms over an extended six-week period from late spring into early summer. And they take more heat and cold, extending the area in which peonies can be enjoyed as far south as Atlanta, where they are reported to do well if given afternoon shade and water in dry spells. Deer tend to avoid. Paeonia x 'Scarlet Heaven' Peonies have few requirements: give them a sunny well-drained location, plant 2-4' apart, with the eyes (new buds at the crown) no more than 2" below soil level and apply fertilizer or compost in spring. They take a while to establish, often 3 years before the first bloom—but the wait is worth it. They are heirloom quality. Let them grow undisturbed and they will bring joy to you and your loved ones through the decades.
Paeonia 'Scarlet Heaven'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:25 - 29 inches
Spread:29 - 35 inches
Spacing:29 - 35 inches
Flowering Date:Late spring, early-mid 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:Large single 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
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:
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