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    (Nicholls 1941) Distinctive glowing deep red Japanese with center staminodes, while tipped gold, are the same color as the petals; abundant bloom are large on tall stems 36 inches or more, but stems stand erect without support.
  • (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.
  • (Saunders/Reath 1991)This semi-double hybrid came to us as seedling 16350F2 many years before we learned it had been named; it is a tall plant (36" to 40") with wide leaves and produces large and lavish pale pink flowers that are so full they look almost double; it's fertile both ways and produces heavy seed pods.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 1998) The large rounded guard petals surround a ball form of loosened white petals with a soft touch of creamy pink to the buds and opening flower; reliable bloomer with a lovely fragrance; height to 32 inches; strong stems usually don’t need support; excellent cut flowers.
  • Carina

    (Saunders 1944) Large brilliant scarlet red petals form single to semi-double flowers with a small yellow center; vigorous grower, prolific bloomer makes magnificent globe shaped flowers dazzling in a vase; blooms midseason.
    (Roy Klehm 1973) In our opinion, the most spectacular of the Cheddar series; a large Imperial with an explosion of intensely yellow petaloids that often balloon into huge double bombs of white and butter yellow; plant height about 32 inches; midseason bloomer that’s very fragrant; stake it.  
  • (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.
  • (Blonk, Nederland, before 1950) Large, deep rose pink double known for its sweet fragrance; full long-lasting flowers bloom in mid season with an occasional hairline red-edge accenting some of the petals; lots of side buds to prolong the bloom; plant height about 34 inches or more.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
    (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.
  • (Roy Klehm 2000) Large cream to blush double with an intriguing center of somewhat crumpled petals; two to four buds per stem, which reach 30 inches in height; pink buds and then enticingly fragrant blooms show from mid to late season.
  • (Roy Klehm 1993) Deep magenta pink double, packed with petals and fragrance; no taller than 26", this imp is a perfect companion to Lancaster Imp if your search is for shorter peonies.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Dessert 1905) One of the most vigorous and fragrant antique singles; the color is a deep rose pink that silvers at the petal edges; blooms last a long time in the garden; the name means "tinsel", as on a Christmas tree, rarely available.
  • La Donna

    (Hollingsworth 1997 ) Fluffy layers of medium pink petals make up this large flat double, which is interspersed with tufts of yellow staminodes; an exquisitely illuminous yet soft touch for the garden; with its vigorous growth forms a huge strong plant with stems to 36 inches.
  • (Lemoine 1901) Creamy flesh to white incurved large flowers borne in clusters; the flat double flowers are tinted a delicate shade of pink which is darkest in the center; has a slight yellow glow from the few buried stamens and a few occasional flashes of red on some of the petals; plant height about 36 inches; takes a few years for the blooms to look their best, but established plants are floriferous and well worth the wait.
  • (Roy Klehm 1999) This soft pink double resembles a good looking camillia; plant height 26 inches, blooms 5-1/2 inches, one bud per stem; a delicate-looking but good substance flower with fragrance, pollen and seeds; blooms midseason.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • Luxuriant

    (Anderson 1986) Pink buds open to a creamy lavender semi-double flower with an exotic maroon interior deep within the broad wide petals; height to 36 inches and 44 inches wide; originator's stock.
  • 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.
  • (Roy Klehm 1986) Superb creamy white double with flowers 8 inches wide on a short plant about 28 inches tall; an abundance of blooms in the mid to late seasons with a moderate spicy fragrance; layers of billowing petals comparable to Moonstone and Moon River.
  • (Brand 1937)  Blush pink buds open large cupped shaped double flowers of creamy pink, with deeper pink touches randomly appearing throughout the petals; height to 34 inches.
    (Roy Klehm 1994) Charming soft pink semi-double on a compact plant no more than 20-22 inches in height; vigorous grower and reliable bloomer with pollen, seeds and a lovely fragrance.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Bernstein 1942) Huge rose type double of billowing, loose soft pink petals with the strange (for a peony) enticing scent of rose geraniums; robust plant with strong stems 32 inches tall or more; grows wide rather quickly; because several blooms per stem can get so heavy, some support is recommended.
  • (Carl. G. Klehm 1973) Tall, strong stems and massive, yet exquisite blooms make this giant a standout among pink peonies;  full and fluffy soft cameo pink flowers 8 to 10 inches wide stay upright over the foliage; APS Gold Medal winner in 1994.
  • (Roy G. Klehm) Fully double hot, hot pink jazzed up with crinkled, crepy and curled petals; large flowers lightly scented stand on stiff stems; 36 inches tall with a spread of about 3 feet.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Brand 1932) Intriguing Japanese variety has broad soft creamy rose guard petals that surround a large ball of brilliant red staminodes; overall a fragrant blend  of red, rose, light and dark pink; medium height; Brand writes in 1977 catalog, “When the flower is cut in bud and developed inside, the result is simply marvelous.”