Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'
Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'
Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'
Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'
Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'

Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'

Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'

1 bare root — £24.50

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This wonderful Itoh peony, a cross between an herbaceous and a tree peony, almost certainly has the most unusual name of any: Peony 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'. And it’s probably incorrectly spelt more often than not! It is also a rare and highly sought-after plant, that produces some of the most impressive blooms of any Itoh peony. Big, showy, semi-double blooms grow to 15cm across, and are coloured a soft, creamy yellow with a pink blush, which darkens slightly at the edges of the petals to form a subtle outline.

Each mature Peony 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' plant, which reaches a height of 70cm, can yield up to 50 blooms per year. The flowers are displayed well, on upright- to slightly-arching stems. There is also a mild, but pleasing fragrance, which brings in pollinators.  Itoh Paeonia 'Scrumdiddleumptious' is a mid- to late-season peony variety, which means that its best show will be in late spring and early summer. It will make the perfect companion to the dark blues and purples of Siberian irises.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'

  • Flower colour

    Cream, yellow, white, pink

  • Plant size

    3/5 eyes

  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    3 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle


  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position


  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Paeonia 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Peonies in 1 minute

Peonies like deep, fertile and moist soil with good drainage, and your peony bare roots should be planted in sunny locations where they are sheltered from the wind. The glossy green foliage of Paeonia lasts all summer long, changing to a purplish gold colour in autumn.

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