Why are itoh peonies so expensive?
I happen to have a pretty decent collection of itoh peonies already however one thing I have always wondered is why are these plants so expensive? They seem to be more expensive than tree peonies.
I've already figured out that with some rooting products, and a nice home-made potting mix, eyeless root fragments can turn into viable divisions. I just checked the size of these tubers, and some of them are swelling up to 10X or more the size that they originally started which leads me to believe that itoh peonies are not much harder to propagate than potatoes.
I just divided up my keiko itoh peony into 40+ divisions, saving a big piece to plant back in the ground, but it seems like itoh peonies are faster growing than both herbaceous and tree peonies.