intersectional-hybrid peonies

The warmth of a late-spring afternoon unfurls the petals of intersectional-hybrid peonies

Julia Rose,
Border Charm,
and Pastel Splendor.

Known also as Itoh-hybrids after the hybridizer who first crossed tree and herbaceous peonies, intersectionals have flowers and foliage like those of tree peonies. Like their herbaceous-peony ancestors, though, they die back to the ground in the fall.

The Coos Riviera also grows intersectionals Hillary, Cora Louise, and Little Darlin'.