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.
  • Magnificent flowers 8 to 10 inches or more with round petals of gleaming pearlescent white; in the center prominent raspberry flares stand out over washes of bright citrus yellow; a mass of long raspberry filaments tops golden yellow stamens; one of the earliest to bloom on stems of 6 feet or more; dense fine-cut foliage; (Potanini Trolloides x Gessekai).
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Hesperus

    $95.00
    A large dusty rose pink single flower with pale yellow undertones and deep rose veins; crinkled petals add texture; height from 3 to 5 feet with a spread from 3 to 4 feet, very hardy; large divisions from mature plant.
  • (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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • (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.
  • (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 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.
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (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.
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    (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
  • (Hoogendoorn, Holland 1949) Double blooms of fuchsine rose up to 10 to 12 inches wide with a dense mass of petals; on occasion it's semi-double; 3-1/2 ft. tall; excellent cut flower and garden specimen.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Carl Klehm) Large full rose double with cherry-red, rose-red and bright pink tints; silver tips appear at the petal edges as the bloom matures; the last peony to emerge in the spring, and just when you think it didn't make it through winter, you'll find it up and peeking through the covers.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Wild 1966) This delightful Imperial has a large and luminous golden center often flecked with pale pink petaloids, which are surrounded with wide pale pink guard petals; in late afternoon sunlight on these lush and abundant blooms illuminates them with a soft golden glow; towards fall the foliage turns deep red; strong stems to 32 inches.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Sass 1927) Magnificent rose pink double that vigorously grows into a tall, hefty bush and provides plenty of full and heavy substance blooms; color has a touch of blue that slightly cools the pink; support advisable.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Doriat 1925) This hefty Japanese variety becomes a veritable thicket of foliage with tall and thick stems that bear very large velvety deep carmine maroon blossoms; the petaloids are tipped white which creates a distinct effect; profuse bloomer; some fall coloring to the foliage.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Krekler 1965) Wine red Imperial gives abundant blooms with minium care; large flowers on sturdy stems about 34 inches tall; staking usually not required.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Sass-Interstate Nurseries 1949) A large pure white double, high built, of perfect form and pristine beauty; strong stems, dark green foliage; about 32 inches tall.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Largo

    $18.00
    (Vories 1929) Superb, wide-spreading Japanese variety with large showy blooms; height to 38 inches with width at about 5 ft.; wide blue pink petals surround a simple center of golden yellow staminodes; strong stems; dark green foliage; slight fragrance.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Lavon

    $24.00
    (Hollingsworth 1993) High-built double lavender pink two-tone with a large yellow collar and  center tuft, set off by broad bands of warm pink petals; in our garden the depth of the flower is often 10 inches; splendid for cutting, but needs high support for the long stems and heavy blossoms; stands tall, proud and magnificent.
  • (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.
  • 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.
  • (Roy Klehm 1985) Tall double bomb in a delicate shade of pink with tones of lavender, cream and white; the bloom has a single to double row guard petals; superb cut flower; height to 38 inches.
    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.
  • (Sass 1937)  Large blossoms of sparkling bright cerise rose borne on strong, upright stems; full bomb type double; medium height; blooms late midseason and into the late.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 1995) Six inch flowers in a clear and brilliant shade of magenta bloom on a short plant merely 24 inches tall; forms a neat and compact plant with a multitude of flowers; silvering at the edges of the petals occurs in the later phases of blooming.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (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.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • (Krekler 1967) Probably the most festive of the Imperial or Japanese type peonies; the deep wine red guard petals frame a gala mound of white, cream, pink and red petaloids and the party last for weeks;  large blooms and side buds on strong stems 36 inches tall.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Quitzin

    $240.00
    (Prof. Herald Fawkner, Falköping, Sweden 2001) Massive bomb-style double with an unusual combination of colors--vivid lime green buds open with cream-buff guards surrounding a greenish ball center which turns to yellow featuring several shades of yellow intermingled with apricot peach; needs several years to show true colors and awesome size; tetraploid; some pollen and seeds; tall, strong stems but the heavy flowers may need support; flower shown is first year in our garden.
  • (R. G. Klehm 1999) A cactus type Japanese flower, an unusual form gaining popularity; the 5-inch blooms open flat with fluted and undulating petals; white with bright and showy raspberry red streaking; stunning in bouquets.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Murawska 1960) An enormous double that is a luscious shade of deep rose pink with no blue tones; floriferous; stems to 34 inches are reliably laden with large, heavy blooms, so plan to stake; APS Gold Medal winner.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 1988) Elegant pure white double bomb with wide, rounded guard petals; lush dark green foliage sets off these lovely scented blooms; strong stems to 32 inches.
    Available 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.