Fragrant

/Fragrant
  • ( 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.
  • 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.  
  • (Klehm, before 1975) Soft cameo pink double bomb with flaring guard petals; some of the petals have deeper pink highlights and hairline red edges; about 32 inches tall; pleasant fragrance.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Barbara

    $24.00
    (Poland circa 1986) Little is known about the origins of this robust peony, but it's a remarkable statement in the garden; a very desirable shade of deep rose pink with weeks of heavy blooming; the slightly fragrant flowers are a luscious mass of tightly curled inner petals centered on a wide fan of well-built guards; height 30 inches or more.  
  • (Anderson 1986) (Intersectional) A strong plant of symmetrical form supporting large semi-double lemon yellow flowers with a lemon fragrance. Blooms to 9 inches or more on established plants.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 2000) A vigorous,  easy to grow light pink double with some golden stamens showing through the crown; forms a tidy plant 26 to 28 inches in height; strong stems.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (H. Wolfe/Hollingsworth 1998) A large light crimson (or light purple) with an anemone bomb form; the center mass of pale petals is surrounded by large dark purple guards; nestled in the pale center the carpels, which turn dark purple, provide a striking contrast; tall but strong stems from 34 to 40 inches with big, heavy flowers that will benefit from support.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (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.
  • (Hoogendorn Holland 1949) Double blossoms get to 8 inches wide; buds have a pink glow, but when open the large blooms are basically creamy white with a vivid old rose pink cast to some of the petals; side blooms extend the season;  a spectacular garden plant that stands up to weather.    
  • (Krekler/Roy Klehm 2002) Dahlia style blooms sport a unpredictable mix of cream, white and rose; three to four buds per stem; strong stems to 24 inches; slight fragrance; a peony with a different attitude, that's for sure.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy Klehm 1958) Ivory white double bomb framed by wide white guard petals; graceful and elegant form; vigorous growth with strong stems to 34 inches in height.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • Carrara

    $22.00
    (Bigger 1952) One of the most unusual and dazzling Imperials (aka Japanese); the blooms are crisp white with a center mass of spiky white staminodes; smaller petals or petaloids may emerge from the center; an extraordinary peony but may get off to a slow start when the weather is cool, which is often in the PNW; may require a few years to bloom well.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy Klehm 1985) A showy Japanese peony that combines white and gold into an exciting double-like mass of fluff and frills; double row of petals surround the pom pom of golden staminodes, while contrasting white petaloids bloom out of the pom pom; 36 inches tall.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy Klehm 2003) Deep rose pink Imperial with a double row of guard petals surrounding a bold cheddar yellow center of petaloids; tufts of rose pink and cream petaloids streaked with yellow appear out of the center;  large blooms and intense colors make Cheese Country a winner in the garden; plant height to 26 inches.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Dessert 1920) A bold handsome peony with magnificent stature; the large vivid rose-pink blooms have a flat crown packed full of small petals arranged in a rose form; light tea rose fragrance; strong grower as tall as 40 inches, so might need support.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Krekler 1985) This Japanese type has huge bi-color flowers that are a standout in the garden; vivid raspberry pink guard petals surround a full luscious center of creamy white staminodes; vigorous grower and lush foliage; plant height to 32 inches or more.
    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.
  • (G.C. Klehm 1968) Classic rose form double cherished for both its size and beauty; luscious medium pink with glowing tints of salmon sings out loud in the garden or in a vase; vigorous grower and abundant bloomer; 36 inches tall.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (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 the earliest hybrids to bloom; emerges with vivid purple stems that turn green as they grow.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (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.
  • (Charles Klehm 1981) White double with a ball center surrounded by guard petals; strong stems to 34 inches, each stem with 4 buds; a reliable opener; pleasing fragrance and good substance; excellent cut flower; Alice Harding X L. Gumm seeding that first bloomed in 1951.  
  • (Carl Klehm 1978) Frilly ivory white with layer after layer of fringed petals that surround a small stand of golden stamens; excellent form and substance; dark lustrous foliage; about 30 inches tall.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Gardenia

    $24.00
    (Lins 1955) Like a gardenia in appearance, this blush white double is one of the finest; many tyimes a winner of championship ribbons; a mild fragrance; many side buds extend the bloom; strong red-tinted stems to 34 inches; stout plant.
    Available in pots at the nursery
  • (Auten 1933) One of the most vivid and floriferous peonies in any garden; the pretty flowers, many per stem, are a contrast of pink and white with guard petals of bright cerise pink surrounding a plush tuft of white and cream; petaloids in the center have some tints of pink.
    Available in pots at the nursery