The flowers are simply magnificent, whorled like a rose but�larger and longer-lived.�The outer layers are a creamy meringue,�dee[er yellow toward the center, where hints of a red base�are visible as the bloom unfolds.�Arguably the finest�cutflower,�'Bartzella'�hold up resiliently�for several weeks in the vase, their scent remaining�fresh. Just one plant will perfume the garden and keep your vases full.
An intersectional or Itoh hybrid, a very special class of Peonies with parentage from both Tree and Herbaceous species,�'Bartzella' bloom between the Tree Peonies and their Herbaceous cousins,�providing a range of superior traits: shrubby habit, fragrance, luscious�color and larger bloom size, excellent resistance to Peony Blight, tolerance of heat, humidity, cold, and poor soil, and extended bloom season.
Growing to 3 feet�in height�and�width in sun or light shade, it�is untroubled by rabbits or deer, and is quite long-lived, blooming dependably for decades. Peonies flower in late spring or early summer, and often need plant supports to hold up their bounty of huge blooms. Although most frequently�displayed as�a cutflower,�'Bartzella' are�delightful�in the garden, the flowers holding for weeks. Zones 3-8.