Welcome to Leamore Nursery

Our Herbaceous Peony & Itoh Peony Offerings for 2019  are now only available for collection at a plant fair that we are at. This is due to the unprecedented growth this year due to the very mild winter. Please phone to order


Please feel free to browse through the offerings on our webpages. If you find some things that you like and wish to place an order, please follow the 'How to Order' instructions for your specific geographical area :-


How to Order (Republic of Ireland) 


How to Order (Great Britain)


How to Order (Northern Ireland)


How to Order (Other EU Countries)


Thank you. These instructions form part of our T&Cs.


PLEASE NOTE: New Lower Shipping Charges:


Ireland  €5.95 , Great Britain €9.95 (Both Free for Orders Over €100).

France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Germany €20.

Other EU Countries €25.

If you navigate to Other Perennials you will be presented with a list of genus that we offer, you can then select an item to drill-down to see which species or varieties of that genus we offer.

All the items that currently show as 'Coming Soon' will hopefully be available over the next few months. If you want to reserve any of these please e-mail at the address below.

We will add new pages as they become ready to publish, so if you see a page, you can browse and buy.


Any enquiries, we can be contacted at Info@LeamoreNursery.com 

You can also download our latest availability list, below.


Bare Root Peonies 2017/18 with Pictures
Bare Root Peonies 2017-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.5 MB
Boris Leamore Nursery





Boris Madra

21/06-1998 - 04/12/2014

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Leamore Nursery



Co. Wicklow 


A67 Y681



       These peonies are named after Dr. Tiochi Itoh from Japan. From the early 1900’s he tried to cross the beauty of the tree peony with the hardiness of the herbaceous peony. After failing 20,000 times, Dr. Itoh finally succeeded in 1948 when he crossed Paeonia x lemoinei (a hybrid tree peony) with Paeonia lactiflora ‘Kakoden’ (a white flowered herbaceous peony). He was able to produce 36 seedlings. Some had more characteristics of the parent tree peony, whilst others had more characteristics of the herbaceous parent. They became known as ‘Inter-sectional’ hybrids because of the cross between section Moutan (tree peonies) and section Paeon (herbaceous peonies). The first flowers from  these seedlings bloomed in 1964. Unfortuantely Dr.Itoh never saw these blooms, as he had passed away in 1956.


     From the original 36 seedlings six were considered to be outstanding and in the late 1960’s an American horticulturist patented 4 of these hybrids as ‘Yellow Crown’, ‘Yellow Dream’, ‘Yellow Heaven’ and ‘’Yellow Emperor’.  In 1986 ‘Bartzella’ arrived. An improved yellow form of the original hybrids and sold for US $1,000 per single division. Thankfully they are much cheaper now due to tissue culture developments. Below are the varieties that we are offering for sale in 2013 and 2014.




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