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  • (Klehm before 1976) Broad creamy guard petals surround a large mass of wavy, pale yellow staminodes, then from the center an emergence of creamy white petals crown this striking white and gold peony; side buds give it a long bloom period.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Van der Balk/ Van der Swet 1953) Large double bomb with lots of side buds that extend the bloom; the flowers appear as double most of the time, but they also be may be semi-double of Japanese form with red stigmas; dense silky and shiny foliage; height to 37 inches so have some support on hand; admirable in the garden and a good choice for cut flowers.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Lorelie

    $48.00
    (Hollingsworth 1996) Medium size round bomb that opens to a unique shade of dusky orange pink; even on fading the color is a lovely shade of pale apricot orange; the rather light fragrance is sweet and spicy; erect bush to 26 inches in height; reliable bloomer.
  • (Reath 1981) The beauty and vigor of this, the first yellow herbaceous peony of size, casts a spell of delight on our garden visitors; pollen fertile and lots of seeds every year; excellent as a cut flower.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Miellez 1856) Large and globular pale old rose pink double with slightly darker center; petal edges may be flecked with crimson; strong old rose fragrance; the blooms, as they open, show pale yellow then blush pink before turning all creamy white; strong stems need no support.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy G. Klehm  1987)  A petite white bomb with wide guard petals that surround a mound of creamy white petals; height 26 inches; floriferous; light fragrance.
  • (Roy G. Klehm  1987) White double bomb with upward curving guard petals; reliable bloomer with ball type blossoms; height to 24 inches.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Doriat 1927) A blush to white double fully packed with petals and perfectly formed; in the center smaller petals with a soft creamy glow makes a mound surrounded by the pure white of the larger outer petals;  a superb peony for the garden as well as for the vase and said to be "the best white peony for cut flowers because of her white bud presentation, strong stems and very easy flowering"; all wrapped in a lovely fragrance.
  • My Love

    $25.00
    (Hollingsworth 1992) A multitude of rounded petals form a large and lush pearlescent white double; a strong grower, fast increaser and you even get blooms on young plants; endures any weather and comes through it all smelling (mildly) like a rose; 34 inches tall.
  • (Murawska 1943) Perfectly formed blush pink double turns ivory white with a luminocity in the center;  a bouquet can scent an entire room; APS Gold Medial award in 1959.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Franklin 1932) A peony legend--soft shell pink double infused with cream; many flowers on each stem; a perfect pink to grace your garden with billowing flowers and lovely fragrance; Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has been an American Peony Society Gold Medal winner.
  • (Calot 1867 aka Fleur de Pêcher ) Exquisite peachy pastel double with wide pale guard petals; all turns to pale parchment ivory as the bloom fades; a gorgeous, ethereal flower blessed with a heady sweet fragrance; perfect manners, too; strong stems, short height (about 32 inches) and attractive foliage crowned by well formed, medium size flowers.
  • Sorbet

    $22.00
    (South Korea/ Luc Klinkhamer 1987) Sorbet was discovered near the North Korean border and used thereabouts only for its roots, until introduced in Europe and the U.S., were its now among the most popular peonies; the 5-inch flowers have creamy white petals between top and bottom layers of strawberry and raspberry; neat plant 3 ft. tall stand up well to any weather and provide cut flowers that last.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 2003) Stunning 5-1/2 inch Japanese with cerise (pinkish cherry red) guard petals surrounding a white to cream center with cerise stigmas; reliable and prolific bloomer with 2-3 buds per stem; will set seeds.
  • (Crousse 1892) This peony has some similarity to peony Sarah Bernhardt, but blooms much earlier; enormous blousy double goes from lilac to blush ivory with occasional red striping; its large size, profuse blooming and transitional colors have made it a favorite for decades, although it is rarely available in the US; exudes a strong fragrance remiscent of wild cherry blossoms; 30 inches tall; benefits from support.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Carl G. Klehm 1968) Large double bomb of cream with a big dollop of raspberry on top; first year blossoms are pale or even all white, but as the plant matures, the colors intensify; delightful fragrance; height about 36 inches.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • Spiffy

    $26.00
    (Krekler-Roy. G. Klehm  1999) Brilliant fuchsia-rose petals fan around a ball of soft pink, cream and fuchsia-rose petaloids; 28 inches tall, each bloom is a little different from the other and all together, awesome!
    Available also in pots at the nursery.  
  • Tom Cat

    $25.00
    (Krekler-Klehm 2000) Vivid carmine red Imperial flecked throughout with creamy white and carmine petaloids; large impressive flowers, two or three buds per stem; plant height to 26 inches.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Krekler 1965) Stunning Imperial that really puts on a show; large round rose pink guard petals surround a vivacious center of yellow, orange and rose pink staminodes, spiked with tufts of pink petaloids.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Klehm 1968) Wide ivory guard petals surround a center ball of canary yellow highlighted with light pink petaloids sprouting from the top; light fragrance; a fine cut flower and a garden showpiece; plant height to about 26 inches.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Dessert 1910) Saunders said "At its best Tourangelle is one the most beautiful peonies"; an apple blossom pink semi-double to double, about 4-1/2 to 5 inches, that richly combines light pink and cream; sometimes an entire bouquet of blooms cluster on one stem; support is necessary.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • The Fawn

    $22.00
    (Wright) One of the best examples of the double bomb form, but with a unique attraction;  look closely at the vivid pink petals and you'll see each one of them are spotted and streaked with hundreds of pin points of soft rose creating a subtle stippled effect throughout; height to 34 inches with strong stems that need no support.
  • (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.
  • (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.