|Botanical Name||Paeonia x Itoh 'Oochigeas'|
|Mature Height||3 Feet|
|Mature Width||3 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun - Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zone 3|
An amazing heirloom variety this beautiful peony pays homage to Oochigeas, a legendary Native American figure; the heroine of a 19th-century fairy tale affiliated with the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy and Abenaki tribes, described as a fusion between the French Cinderella story and ancient Wabanaki folk tales. Sure to make a splash in any garden, for a month long span in mid spring blooms open with clean creamy white tips and vibrant dark purple flares flanking the base of each petal, which stretch into lighter shades of pastel purple towards the petal tips as they mature! Itoh Peonies are a treasure of hybridization, showing off the attractive plant habit of herbaceous peonies and the massive, gorgeous flowers of tree peonies, with up to 50 blooms on a mature bush! Itoh Peonies have strong sturdy stems that require no staking, and the leaves start out a scarlet red that mature to lush green and keep fresh right until frost! A rare find that is not cheap, but worth it's weight in gold, lasting decades in the garden for many years of guaranteed pleasure season after season.