Bartzella Intersectional Peony

bartzella-peony-300Bartzella Intersectional Peony has a large double yellow flower with a deep red center. This perennial is hardy in zones 3-9 and have many blooms during the spring and early summer.

This gorgeous yellow blossom is the first year bloom on my Bartzella Peony.  It has a heavy petal with a waxy feel to it.  I am very impressed with this flower bloom.  The blooms seem to last most of a week also.

I purchased this plant at the State Wisconsin Garden Club Convention in the spring of 2009.

I had been looking at purchasing an Intersectional Peony for a few years, but I just somehow couldn’t get up the desire to spend upwards of $70.00 (on the cheap end) on a Peony even though they were so gorgeous. This one as well as many others were potted and ready to take home and plant in my garden at the sales table at the Convention.

There was a vendor at the Convention, Scott Parker from Tomah, WI, that was one of the speakers  and the State Peony Society President, and also selling the Peonies and after talking to him I was sold on this variety. And, looking at the picture above, you can see why. (Click on the photo above for a larger view.)

What are Intersectional Peonies?

Intersectional Hybrid Peonies are a cross between an old fashioned Herbaceous Peonies and a tree peony and were developed by a man named Roger Anderson from Fort Atkinson, WI. He has done some amazing breeding with these plants. They are far from ordinary in any sense of the word.

Growing Information

This Bartzella has a double yellow flower with an amazing red center. It grows to about 3 feet tall and needs full sun to perform well, or at least 6 hours a day. The stems on the intersectional are heavy duty and do not droop. These plants once established have many, many blooms on them.

I cut it back to the ground in the late fall. The are hardy in zones 3-9.

I wonder why I waited so long to purchase one?

I can’t wait to get another!

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