Red

  • (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.
  • (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.
  • Bordeaux

    $35.00
    (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.
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    Paladin

    $18.00
    (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

    $28.00
    (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.
  • (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.
  • (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.