Pink Double Dandy
Peony 'Pink Double Dandy' photo courtesy of Valleybrook Gardens
Peony 'Pink Double Dandy' photo courtesy of Valleybrook Gardens

Itoh Peony 'Pink Double Dandy' has large, semi to fully double flowers that open a rich lavender pink and age to soft pink with a tuft of yellow stamens in the centre. This peony is a little more compact than some making it excellent for smaller spaces.

  • Height: 60-75 cm (23-29 in)
  • Spread: 60-75 cm (23-29 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: full sun
  • Bloom Colour: rich lavender-pink aging to soft pink
  • Bloom Time: June
  • Flower Form: semi to fully double
  • Leaf Colour: dark green

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Pink Double 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.