Yankee Doodle Dandy

Availability available spring 2019

Yankee Doodle Dandy

‘Yankee Doodle Dandy' is a large, semi double to fully double deep pink flower. The flowers will fade as they age but will still remain attractive. This variety produces lots of blooms on strong stems and makes an excellent cut flower.

  • Height: 76-91 cm (30-36 in)
  • Spread: 76-91 cm (30-36 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial sun
  • Bloom Colour: deep rose-pink petals, dark plum eyezone, yellow stamens
  • Bloom Time: mid season
  • Flower Form: semi double
  • Leaf Colour: deep green
  • Fragrance: fragrant

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Peony 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' is an intersectional hybrid also known as an Itoh Peony. It should be planted with the eyes 3.5 to 5 cms below ground level. If the eyes have begun to grow they may stick up above the ground. All peonies are heavy feeders and grow best in rich, well drained soil that has been amended with compost. An annual top dressing of compost will help to keep them blooming well. A location in full sun to afternoon shade is ideal. Too much shade will make the plants lanky and bloom production will be affected. While the stems are woody this peony does die almost to the ground in the fall. When winters are mild buds may sprout part way up the stems so we recommend cutting the plants back in the spring after the new growth has started. Unlike tree peonies there is no graft so this plant can be divided after a few years although we recomend leaving the plant to increase into an impressive clump.