This planting combination is at peak when the showy ITOH peony (Paeonia x 'Smith Opus') is in full, glorious, look-at-me bloom. Post bloom this vignette is a bit more subdued; relying on contrasting foliage color, texture, and form to sustain the scene.
5, 6, 7, 8
Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun
Features: Deer Resistant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest