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Pink Double Dandy peony
Photo courtesy of Monrovia Nursery

'Pink Double Dandy'Itoh hybrid peony

The lavender-pink semidouble blooms of this new-to-market hybrid are nothing to sneeze at: They measure up to 6 inches across atop strong stems.

As they mature, the petals slowly fade to soft pink. The compact, mounding plant grows 2 to 2½ feet tall and wide.

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