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Double yellow

Paeonia Garden Candy® Golden Ticket

The purest yellow with consistently double 4" flowers.

Cause I got a golden ticket, I've got a golden twinkle In my eye. This Golden Ticket was the favorite, most consistent yellow in Don Smith's collection. Unlike other yellows on the market, Golden Ticket has fully double, lemon-yellow flowers held tight to the plant, making a stunning, consistent display. You too can be a lucky winner with this lovely selection in your garden. It’s your ticket to beauty! As with all Garden Candy® ITOHS, Golden Ticket is deer and mildew-resistant and has three lovely seasons of interest with its maroon fall color and clean summer foliage.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Golden Ticket ITOH peony
  • Botanical Name

    Paeonia 'Smithopus4' PPAF
  • Type

  • Origin

    From the brilliant, patient breeding of New England's own Willy Wonka of flowers, Donald Smith. 

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer
  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer
  • Size

    3' tall by 3' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained and drought tolerant after established
  • Disease & Pests

    Mildew and deer resistant
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, foundations, middle to back of the border
  • Propagation

    Divisions, Tissue Culture
  • Pruning

    Prune back any dead leaves to the ground in early spring, taking care not to disturb the new buds emerging from the soil. 

Available Photos

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