Intersectional Peony, Itoh Peony
Paeonia 'Singing in the Rain'

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Singing in the Rain
Hybridized by Smith
Registered or introduced: 2000
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Ranchester, Wyoming

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 15, 2011, losthoosier from Fort St John
Canada wrote:

I have successfully wintered this peony in Fort St John, BC which is a zone 2 to a zone 3a. It is currently a little over 2 ft tall. I bought it last summer from a greenhouse who sold it to me dirt cheap, because it had frozen. It is bushy and thriving . I am looking forward to it blooming. I also bought ''Hillary" very cheaply from the same greenhouse. It is also looking amazing!


On Feb 20, 2011, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

First bloom in 2000, registration date July 2002 by Smith. 36-40" tall, by 3 ft wide, 6" wide blossoms with mild fragrance have lemon yellow base burnished with salmon and paeach such that the flower may appear orangish from a distance. The hybrid cross is typical of ITOH types: P. Lactiflora Martha Washington by P. lemoinei, lutea tree peony, Golden Era. Foliage is dark green. No staking is required!