Light reddish-purple flowers with a spicy fragrance add plenty of romance and style to the mid to late spring garden. Itoh Peony Julia Rose's large, 6-8" flowers also look lovely in a vase. A welcome cross between tree peonies and herbaceous peonies, Itoh peonies are the best of both worlds. They borrow their domed, vigorous growth habit and very sturdy stems from tree peonies, with large, double flowers and disease-resistant, dark green foliage. Once established, Itoh peonies will offer up to 50 blooms in a single season and only grow more beautiful with age. Growing 28" tall, Julia Rose performs best when planted in full sun to partial shade. Deer tend to avoid.