Peony Yankee Doodle Dandy ~ Itoh Hybrid
Paeonia 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' is a Midseason Itoh Hybrid Peony, dark pink semi-double with cream undertones, flower size 6" in diameter with large, very attractive dark plum colored flares, pleasant fragrance, 1-2 side-buds per stem, very good substance, floriferous, give a long period of bloom, up to 2,5 weeks long, flowers held on strong stem just above and beyond the foliage, dark green foliage, (Donald Smith, USA, 2002).
Peony 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' (Paeonia Intersectional or Itoh Hybrid Peony) is one of the pink Itoh Peonies that are being grown at the Dutch Peony Nursery of Peony Shop Holland.
What are Itoh Peonies?
Intersectional peony hybrids, also known as Itoh hybrids, named in honor of Toichi Itoh, the originator of these unique hybrid peonies. They are representative of the progeny of crossing or hybridizing the two main groups or selections of peonies; the herbaceous hybrids which die down sub surface buds during their dormant season and the tree or woody shrub peonies which retain a year round woody branch structure above ground level. During their dormant season, the Itoh or Intersectional hybrids retain only extremely short (1"-2") woody stems above ground level. Ornamentally, they achieve the best of both parental worlds with the handsome flowers and foliage of the woody tree peonies displayed on an herbaceous plant, with annual new growth originating from buds below ground level. Strong healthy plants form attractive dense, neat rounded bushes which are shorter in stature than most tree peonies. Flowers are displayed above the handsome foliage that remains greener longer than their herbaceous parents. Intersectional hybrids are somewhat hardier than tree peonies and more tolerant of heat and humidity which extends their ornamental potential in both the North and south.
About Peony Nursery 'Peony Shop Holland' (Peonyshop.com) Lutjebroek, the Netherlands
Peony Growers Peonyshop.com nowadays solely centers on exclusive, good leading quality peonies. This specific emphasis has not been always the main case. This particular firm has got a wealthy back ground with the starting point in 1875 with Simon Scholten that has been growing veggies for a full time income.
During the year 2001 the business enterprise formed their very own new-found advertising-title & logo design "Peonyshop.com" and as a result they started off putting attention on increasing exceptional peonies. Throughout the year 2002 the organization opened up their on-line peonyshop with Peonies & Buxus. In the year 2003 Joshua Scholten started off on with raising peonies. After that in year 2004 this particular company began to export peonies originating from the Netherlands throughout Europe, America and even Asian countries.
Currently our peony nursery is specialized in increasing and spreading exceptional, top quality peony roots which can be offered for sale and released world wide. Aside from that the organization also cut peonies primarily helping the Dutch peony flower sector.The most important things we pride:
- The high-quality of our own products
- The potential to foreign trade all over the world
- Our extensive assortment Itoh hybrid peonies like 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'
- Our crame of high potential itoh peonies
Growing 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Itoh peonies
The fall is truly the perfect time for planting peonies. Almost all peonies have proven to be unbelievably long-term-lived plants sticking around approximately 50 to seventy yrs, so as soon you'll have them placed in the right way, a person will definitely benefit from them for a long time. These plants prefer a bright place having a well-drained ground. A good air flow movement available the the peony plant is also important and vital. All these settings assist these plants to prevent disease issues. To make the seeding hole for the purpose of a bareroot peony, dig the ground to a level of 12-18inch. Work with a garden fork to loosen the edges of the planting hole at the same time. It's always very critical that the "eyes, ", or growth, nodes, positioned nearby the bottom of the old stem, end up no greater than Two " under the ground surface area.