Red

  • (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.
  • (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.  
  • (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.
  • (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.  
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (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.
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    (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.
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    (Wild 1964) Large vivid 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.
  • (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.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (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.
    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.
    Available 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.
  • (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.
  • ( 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.
  • 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.
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