Red

  • ( Dessert & Méchin 1890) For over a hundred years this fine purple red peony has been very popular, very widely grown and very well regarded as a great cut flower and garden specimen; the color is deep and lustrous, more so than in the photo here; some yellow stamens may show between the petals; strong stems with foliage tinged red in fall; a feast for the eyes, but perhaps not for the nose.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • SOLD OUT
    Probably no other red peony matches the warm, glowing cardinal red of this treasure; maintains its intense color throughout the bloom; cup-shaped semi-double will be a robust bloomer in your garden; 24 inches or more; outstanding in every respect, rarely available.
  • America

    $24.00
    (Rudolph/Roy Klehm 1976) Magnificent glowing red single is big, showy and slightly ruffled, with golden centers and a mild fragrance; a mature plant is loaded with blossoms that stand high above the foliage; excellent stature, needs no support.  
  • Big Ben

    $22.00
    (Auten 1943) Rich dark purplish red double with wide guard petals; blooms have heavy substance and intense fragrance; plant height to 48 inches, so even with its stiff stems will likely need staking.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • Blaze

    $20.00
    (Orville W. Fay 1973) Large, fiery scarlet red with two rows of rounded petals and a center of bright sunny yellow stamens; plant height to 30 inches; vigorous grower.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Mains 1956) Very dark maroon semi-double; large flowers with heavy substance; the combination of large outer petals surrounding narrow center petals add depth to the bloom and often makes the flower look fully double; plant height 30 inches or more here.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • SOLD OUT
    (Glasscock 1951) Bright red single, an APS Gold Medal winner decades ago, is still considered one of the best reds; large tuft of red stamens edged in gold; an abundance of blooms for a long period of time; medium height, strong stems need no staking; fragrance mild to none.
  • (Krekler 1963) Large vivid crimson Imperial (aka Japanese) with center of burgundy staminodes tipped with light gold; height to 30 inches with dense foliage.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Krekler 1962) Deep pink double with a bit of silver edging on the tips of petals, an effect that makes the peony really stand out in the garden; some golden stamens show through the petals.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Auten 1952) A cheerful deep red single that shows off a multitude of pretty blooms about 3 inches in diameter; forms a mound of deep green fine cut foliage that makes an attractive plant even when the blooms are gone; a gem for the rock garden, no taller than 24 inches and one of the earliest hybrids to bloom; emerges with vivid purple stems that turn green as they grow.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Auten 1952) A cheerful deep red single that shows off a multitude of pretty blooms about 3 inches in diameter; forms a mound of deep green fine cut foliage that makes an attractive plant even when the blooms are gone; a gem for the rock garden, no taller than 24 inches and one of earliest hybrids to bloom; emerges with vivid purple stems that turn green as they grow.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Krekler 1975) Medium size double bomb flowers of deep scarlet red on a plant no more than 24 inches in height; a cheerful bright red for the front of a border or an entire border.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Doriat 1925) This hefty Japanese variety becomes a veritable thicket of foliage with tall and thick stems that bear very large velvety deep carmine maroon blossoms; the petaloids are tipped white which creates a distinct effect; profuse bloomer; some fall coloring to the foliage.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Krekler 1965) Wine red Imperial gives abundant blooms with minium care; large flowers on sturdy stems about 34 inches tall; staking usually not required.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Bockstoce 1955) An enormous dinner plate size scarlet red double on tall stems up to 40 inches in height; the petals are heavy substance with a deep, dark sheen; grow in full sun and plant to stake; nothing short of awesome when in bloom, but not a heavy bloomer.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Hollingsworth 1986) A prolific bloomer with many medium-size flowers whose buds hold for weeks in refrigerated storage; a brilliant shade of red that is rich and warm; many stems form a medium size bush; provides a good show in the landscape, too.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (R. G. Klehm 1999) A cactus type Japanese flower, an unusual form gaining popularity; the 5-inch blooms open flat with fluted and undulating petals; white with bright and showy raspberry red streaking; stunning in bouquets.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Auten 1933) Tall bright red Japanese variety with a center mass of yellow staminodes streaked with the same color as the guard petals; a prolific bloomer that stand sturdy at 36 inches; withstands heat and wind; sets seeds.
  • Tom Cat

    $25.00
    (Krekler-Klehm 2000) Vivid carmine red Imperial flecked throughout with creamy white and carmine petaloids; large impressive flowers, two or three buds per stem; plant height to 26 inches.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • SOLD OUT
    (Holland) Lustrous black red double sometimes flecked with golden stamens; very large rose form flowers; noted as an improved M. Martin Cahuzac, which had been known as the darkest peony; in the morning the petals seem to have a black sheen over the deep maroon; handsome foliage turns red in the fall; stiff stems; superb cut flower.  Note: SOLD OUT but will be back first week of Oct.)
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Wild 1964) Large velvety cabernet wine red double that is excellent in every respect and is always among the top rated reds; mild fragrance; plant height to about 32 inches; strong upright stems but the heavy flowers might need support.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Krekler 1958) Dark burgundy red guard petals surround a mass of same color staminodes that are tipped with yellow gold; compact grower to about 34 inches; staking usually not necessary.
  • (Glasscock 1944) Gigantic double bomb piled high with a mass of red petals framed with a fan of wide red guard petals; old rose fragrance with a hint of cloves; the many blooms a mature plant show off deep, dark glossy pure red, then as the blooms past peak, a slightly purple cast comes on; probably the most popular peony.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Glasscock-Klehm 1980) One of the most popular true reds; dark petals of this double bomb bunch together to form an almost perfect ball; strong stems about 30, no sidebuds; vigorous and a prolific bloomer.