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  • 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.
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    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.
  • (Dessert-Doriat 1927) Madam has a large, double flower in a bright, rich medium shade of pink; a short peony, only 26 inches, that sits splendidly in the front of the border.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.  
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    (Rivière 1908) A voluptuous and distinctive mass of petaloids in the center go from pale pink to lemon yellow within a surrounding row of pale translucent pink guard petals; strong erect stems to 36 inches hold the 5 inch flowers well above the foliage; a great old French peony still young and beautiful.
  • (Mains 1956) Deep pink double formed with densely packed petals; large, exhibition type flowers; height to 34 inches; excellent cut flower.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Van der Valk 1953) A vigorous, prolific and reliable performer even in adverse weather conditions; deep pink, notably fragrant, with ruffled petals fades to lighter pink at the edges as the bloom matures; many side buds extend the blooming period; large glossy foliage with height to 30-32 inches.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (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.
  • (Krekler 1965) Early creamy white double opens with a blush and unfurls large round twisty petals that soften its appearance; the beauty grabs your attention and draws you in; 28 inches with strong stems.  
  • (Roelof Arendsveen van der Mer 1928) A sumptuous silvery rose pink double with large, overlapping petals and sweet fragrance; some yellow stamens glow from within; foliage has good autumn color; height about 36 inches.
    Available also 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.  
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    (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.  
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    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.
  • (Glasscock-Faulk 1964) The best late red with large heavy substance flowers; sturdy tall stems to 36 inches hold the flowers without support; needs a few years to form a superb plant; fertile both ways; APS Gold Medal Award for 1997 and Award of Landscape Merit in 2009.
    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.
  • (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.  
  • (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.
  • Quitzin

    $120.00
    (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.
  • (Glasscock-Klehm 1980) One of the most popular true reds; dark petals of this double bomb bunch together to form an almost perfect ball; strong stems about 30, no sidebuds; vigorous and a prolific bloomer.
  • Renato

    $20.00
    (Murawska 1949) A much improved Felix Crousse, re-born, as the name says, fuller and larger; deep rich glowing reddish purple pink double; one of the favorites here; admired for its vibrant beauty, the multitudes of flowers and plant vigor; superb cut flower with stems 30-32 inches.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Lemoine 1906) A favorite pink double--rich rose, edged a little lighter to silvery pink at the petal edges; a few petals show crimson edges; the plants are very robust and floriferous.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (North Caucasian Mountian Region) This variety from Eastern Europe has reached 42 inches tall by 46 inches wide in our garden; the blooms are held high above the foliage and the heavy substance deep rose petals are spectacularly edged silvery white; a magnificent peony that commands attention and in full sun stands upright without staking; hefty roots field grown here 5 to 6 years; rarely available.
  • (Bigger 1940) Large double dark pink flowers, packed with petals; strong stems to 36 inches in height; prolific grower and bloomer that thrives with little care; long lasting cut flowers.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 1984) Luscious soft pink and cream double bomb with two rows of pink guard petals; three to five buds per stem with good stem strength; long lasting spectacular blooms with a slight fragrance.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.