Peony, Itoh: “Canary Brilliants”

A bit of a trickster, Intersectional Peony ‘Canary Brilliants’ produces semi-double to fully double blossoms that emerge creamy yellow with apricot undertones then age to pale yellow or become the canary yellow that likely gives this plant its name. Winner of the Award of Landscape Merit, with long stems that are superb for cutting. Midseason.

Hybrids between Tree Peonies and herbaceous Peonies, known as Intersectional or Itoh Peonies, are superb, long-lived plants with the large, exotic blooms and refined foliage of Tree Peonies, but with stems that die back to the ground in fall like herbaceous Peonies. Making crosses between these two groups was a horticultural feat that proved remarkably difficult to accomplish. The quest for this elusive marvel began in Japan in the late 1940s with Mr. Toichi Itoh, and was picked up by American breeders. Don Hollingsworth introduced ‘Garden Treasure’ and ‘Border Charm’ in 1984. Rodger Anderson, an amateur breeder in Wisconsin, spent 12 patient years carrying out crosses, finally hitting the jackpot with yellow ‘Bartzella’, registered in 1986. Since then, other beautiful colors have been developed, but only a few have made it into commerce.

1.5 Gallon size pot

Taken from White Flower Farm


10 in stock