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    (White/Wild 1954) Large pale yellow to ivory single filled with a mass of buttery yellow stamens; a bright flower, crinkled and rounded at the petal edges; height to  28 inches;  the carpels have showy pink tips; a hybrid from mlokosewitschii.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 1998) This large rosy coral semi-double blooms very early, well ahead of the other corals; reliable bloomer with one spectacular bud per stem; height to 30 inches with thick stems that stand easily without support.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy Klehm, 2003) Single blossoms of soft pink with dark pink flares; at only 22 inches in height it needs to be seen close up in a border; 2 to 3 buds per stem; the unusual golden foliage turns deeper green as the season progresses.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
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    (Saunders 1942) A single pink with quite a lot of orange; when fully open, the medium size blooms are light orange red or vermillion; white pistils with pale pink tops; another one of Saunders hybrids valued for its progeny; as well, a beautiful and distinguished plant in the garden as well; limited. (Also, on www.paeon.de see Brian Porter's picture of Good Cheer.)
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    Langley

    $24.00
    (Bockstoce 1955) A lovely vivid pink double that blooms early and into the early midseason; some golden stamens peek through the petals making the flowers even more distinct; height to 30 inches with strong stems that keep the flowers aloft.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 1981) Large semi-double coral pink that shows more pink than the other corals; cream carpels and yellow stamens peek through the center; fades to a beautiful shade of pale coral cream; abundant blooms with a mild fragrance; vigorous with tall stems about 38 inches; APS Gold Medal winner in 2000.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • 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.  
  • (Saunders 1950) Emerging very early in spring,  this gigantic macrophylla hybrid with its wide spinach-like green leaves forms a spectacular plant that is gorgeous throughout the season and into fall; about 4 to 5 ft. wide by 34 inches tall; large buds open into immense single flowers of pure white with a tuft of golden staminodes in the center surrounding carpels with red stigmas at the tip.  Rare.  
  • 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.  
  • (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/Roy Klehm 1994) Large cupped blossoms like Coral Charm, only bright cherry red; reliable bloomer; good substance and very strong stems to 32 inches in height; no staking.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Cousins/Klehm 1981) A wide cupped-shaped vivid coral single with massive center of bright golden stamens; strong upright grower about 30 inches tall; nothing more elegant than massive bouquets of this peony on a stately dinner table.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Wissing 1964) Large brilliant coral semi-double; the tight coral pink buds open to a rich coral peach then fade softer shades of coral all the way to tangerine yellow; a mature plant can sometimes show many shades of coral at once making the plant even more spectacular; tall, but strong stems and great vigor.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Calot 1856) Creamy white blooms of medium size are produced in abundance on a medium tall plant; the flowers are cupped with white guards and a full center of light canary yellow petals deepening to pale green at the base; a flower of antiquity still much admired; ready in fall.  
  • (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-Roy Klehm 1995) A medium-size bloom of cream and green with lime green streaking and soft pink highlights at the petal edges; 28 inches tall, dazzling, perhaps even mysterious; imagine in arrangements with Coral 'N Gold.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Laning 1993) An astonishing double peony that goes from green to yellow to pink; appearance is variable from bloom to bloom; sometimes one flower can be divided into equal sections of green, yellow and pink; closely packed petals are ruffled and furled and form a full tight double within a cup of outer petals; sometimes the first bloom on a plant looks like this peony doesn't have a plan, but hold on, the show is amazing; foliage is rich green and stems reach 26 to 30 inches.
  • (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.
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    (Caucasian Mountains) We are able to offer a limited number of divisions from mature plants; these are not seedlings, rather plants we continue to propagate from the Goldsmith collection; sulfur yellow blooms, pink tipped carpels, distinctive foliage and those famous seed pods.
  • (Crousse 1888) This was probably one of the peonies in grandma's garden; huge light rose pink double bomb--a garden classic and still a show stopper; very large flower on stems that reach 40 inches, so staking is necessary, but it's a peony hard to beat for  a multitude of cut flowers every season;  and with a mild scent of old roses.  
  • Brilliant double pink, an antique variety that has been found in European gardens since 1700's; blooms have a slightly silver cast; good foliage form a tidy mound 24 to 30 inches tall.
    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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    $30.00
    (Saunders 1941) This 4-ft. tall giant, with width matching height, has huge single medium-pink blooms splashed with long gold stamens; a spectacular show early in May.
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