• (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.
  • (Origin unknown) Deep red full double, an ancient species (or possibly hybrid) known to Europeans since the middle ages; in the U.S. it's known as the Memorial Day Peony because it was the only peony usually in bloom at that time; some find it has a cinnamon fragrance.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Falk-Glasscock 1956) A tall fiery red single with large goblet shaped blooms; strong grower that can reach 4 ft.  in height; floriferous with side buds that extend the bloom.
  • (Winchell 1956) One of the most desirable of the bi-color peonies; the guard petals of deep burgundy red surround a center of white and creamy yellow staminodes; medium size flowers; good bloomer superb for cut flowers; strong stems about 32 inches have never needed staking here; American Peony Society Gold Medal Winner.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Krekler 1975) A 36-inch tall Imperial with a deep red to black red flower that can rival Chocolate Soldier; wide guard petals surround a mass of golden staminodes interlaced with black red petaloids; a stunning complement to the pink or white flowers in your border.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Auten 1941) Rich deep red semi-double hybrid with petals that appear slightly folded on one another; color noted in registration as ‘exceptioonally fine’; Long bright yellow stamens are held erect on long pinkish red filaments; light fragrance.
  • (Doriat 1924) A lovely globe of loose petals is surrounded by large guard petals the same color; a deep rich crimson with touch of brown; excellent in the garden and as a cut flower; mild fragrance.
  • (Sosnovetz 1960) Majestic rose-red double, named in honor of the river cruiser whose guns fired on the Winter Palace starting the 1917 Revolution in Russia; big blooms thick with petals get up to 6.5 inches on stems 30 to 39 inches; staking needed.
  • (Saunders 1941) The shoots emerge in spring a unique shining yellow chartreuse color burnished with red bronze; as the foliage unfurls the plant becomes lime green; the flower is a fiery cherry scarlet single to semi-double with a small tuft of stamens in the center;    
  • (Saunders-Hollingsworth/Smetana 1994) Bright, glossy red single that blooms here in early May; a fern leaf peony hybrid with slender foliage; forms a stout plant with 24 inch stems that stay erect; vigorous grower.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Rivière 1911) Lovely dark crimson red double with a bright blackish sheen; its alluring peony fragrance has assured its presence in gardens and bouquets for over 100 years; 30 inches or more in height, with flowers a little over 4 inches; wiry stems.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Bordeaux

    (Saunders 1943) Wine red petals wrap around a large showy center of yellow-fringed stamens and wine red petaloids; reliable bloomer comes on early and spectacularly when little else is in bloom.


    (Saunders 1950) Glowing cherry red semi-double that looks like a tulip; forms a wide low growing mound, about 18" high that belong in the front of the border; robust grower, profuse bloomer.
  • Ming Joy

    (Krekler 1978) Very desirable glossy dark red that carries a black sheen over the dark petals; loosely built 5-inch flower with a few golden stamens showing through; strong stems 30 inches tall with splendid foliage; well regarded as a cut flower.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Wild 1962) A huge dark ruby red bomb type flower with loose, billowing petals that have somewhat of a ragged edge; an unusual look for so big a flower; strong stems and good foliage; photo shows 3 flowers on a stem.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Bigger 1975) An APS Gold Medal winner in 2012, this 30 inch single dark red brings a cheerful beacon to your garden; plant a threesome for a bigger bouquet.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Heritage

    (Saunders 1950) Large brilliant red rose form bomb with tall, thick stems to 40 inches in height; often semi-double; wide glossy foliage; one of most magnificent of the Saunders lobata hybrids, with no purple overtones; give it room.
  • (Auten 1962) Intense ruby red double, an anemone bomb, with so deep a coloration it could be taken for black; flowers are 5 inches or more on stems to 34 inches; superb cut flower and showy garden specimen; light fragrance; seeds fertile; reliable, prolific bloomer.
  • (David L. Reath 1992) A brilliant orange red semi-double with large silken petals; the 3 or 4 rows of petals are ruffled and fluffy which makes the flower look more double; very fertile as a pod and pollen parent; height to 36 inches; a vigorous grower and prolific bloomer that puts on an awesome display in the early midseason; The Mackinaw Grand is a famous resort hotel in upper Michigan.
  • (Bockstoce 1958)  Enormous ultra-full rose form blooms are a unique satiny shade of brilliant red that will command attention in any garden and, for quite a while, too, since the blooms last a long time on the plant; height 32 to 36 inches, blooms late for a hybrid; slightly fragrant; rarely available.
  • (Kelway 1928) This unusual Japanese type flower is bright carmine red and virtually iridescent in its intensity; red guard petals surround a center of thin, forked staminodes with a touch of white at the tips; very prolific bloomer and fragrant; blooms midseason to late.
  • (Doriat 1935) Velvety glowing purple red double with a thin silver border around each petal; plants, about 36 inches tall, are exceptionally floriferous with vigorous growth just about anywhere in the garden; several plants together easily create a mass glowing effect to highlight an area; good for cut flowers, too.
  • Denise

    (Lemoine 1924) Large, full double of blush to white, or totally blush with red flecking; the petals are neatly layered giving the large flower definition ; among Lemoine’s best and most reliable; height to 30"; exceptional old rose fragrance.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Hollingsworth 1996) Massive buds open to large cardinal red flowers up to 9 inches in diameter when bloomed in a vase; vigorous, medium height plant with occasionally crooked stems that can easily be screened by other plants in the foreground; Grand Champion in 1998.