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Itoh Peonies for Canadian Gardens
April 6th, 2016
Celebrating our 13th Anniversary Season!
Hello Gardeners Across Canada!
From time to time we'll highlight certain plants that we think are great for Canadian gardens. In this installment we bring you Itoh peonies. Enjoy.
If you've already placed an order with us for plants this year, remember that most of our shipments will go out in May once our full production becomes available. Thank you for your orders.
Help Us Get the Word Out: We need your help to get the word out across this great (and very large) country of ours. Please forward this email to all your friends and family across the country to let them know that if they can't visit us in BC, we can ship to them anywhere in Canada!
Gary and the Phoenicians
Itoh peonies, sometimes referred to as intersectional peonies, are crosses between garden peonies and tree peonies. They are herbaceous plants (non-woody) with gorgeous foliage like a tree peony that flushes red when young. They have huge flowers in unusual colours like tree peonies with shades of yellow, apricot, pink, red, and white. The flowers can be as big as your face and a mature plant, which grows to about 3 feet tall and wide, can have 30-50 blooms per plant. Itoh peonies have the hardiness of a garden peony and will grow in regions all the way down to zone 3! Now how's that for a hot plant in exotic colours that can be grown across most of Canada?
Itoh peonies were quite recently very expensive. A small division of 'Bartzella' would go for $300! Thanks to the pioneering efforts of a tissue culture lab in Quebec, we now have Itoh peonies available for a much lower price. This one lab is the only one to figure out how to produce Itoh peonies from tissue culture and now supplies them to the world so these crosses are also a Canadian story.
We are pleased to be able to offer 21 different cultivars this year. Check them out below!
We only have small quantities of each cultivar available so please order early. If you'd like to add some to an existing order, please place your order for your plants and in the notes section when you check out quote us the order number of your previous order. We will try to send your shipments together and correspondingly decrease your quoted shipping costs.
Are you in love with them? We are. Wait until you see them in real life!
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