Shows & Plant Fairs - 2019



St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin - Saturday 23rd March   


Claregalway Castle Spring Plant Fair, Claregalway, Co. Galway - Sunday 31st March


Fota House, Fota Island, Co. Cork - Sunday 14th April 


Farmleigh House, Pheonix Park, Dublin - Sunday 21st April & Monday 22nd April (Easter). 


Clare Garden Festival, Ennis, Co. Clare Sunday 28th April 


Glenarm Castle Tulip Festival, Saturday 4th May - Monday 6th May


Rare & Special Plant Fair, Glin Castle,
Glin Desmesne, Co. Limerick - Sunday 12th May


Mallow Home & Garden Show, Mallow, Co. Cork -  Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May.


Laois Garden Festival, Spinks, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois -  Sunday 9th June. (TBC)


Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, Co. West Meath -  Saturday 22nd June.


Galway Garden Festival, Co. Galway. - Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July


RHSI Show, Russborough House, Co. Wicklow - Sunday 28th July


Farmleigh Plant Fair, Farmleigh House, Pheonix Park,Dublin - Sunday 4th August (TBC)


Claregalway Castle Autumn Plant Fair, Claregalway, Co. Galway - Sunday 8th September 


Fota House, Fota Island, Co. Cork - Sunday 15th September.

Leamore Nursery



Co. Wicklow 


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       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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