Paeonia x ITOH 'Callies Memory'

Callies Memory Intersectional Peony

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Aristocratic peony with semi double or double flower with multiple layers of creamy buff petals with orange red flares. The blooms become increasingly more double as the plant gets older. The newly opening flowers have a distinct orange tint. Its a really bushy and leafy plant which looks healthy and glossy right up to the autumn frosts.


More About Paeonia x ITOH 'Callies Memory'

  • Extremely hardy ...easy to grow

Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden Peonies and Tree Peonies. There are several varieties, all highly sought after by collectors, yet easy to grow and very hardy. This selection forms an upright bush of lush green leaves. The very large semi-double blooms feature pink petals that age to cream, with a contrasting maroon-red eye and yellow tuft of stamens. Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Flowering is always best in a sunny location. Clean up the dead leaves in the fall to help prevent disease problems.


Height:

3-4 ft

Spread:

24-36 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Paeonia x ITOH 'Callies Memory' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Fragrant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Average

Bloom Time

  • Mid season

Flower Color

  • Peach
  • Pink
  • orange
  • Light Pink

Habit

  • Mounding
  • Clumping