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    (Auten 1942) A deep rose pink double whose mammoth blooms exudes a heavy rose fragrance in the late midseason; has stiff stems with blooms about 15 inches above the foliage; 40 inches tall so plan to support; rarely available.
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    (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.  
  • (Roy Klehm 1991) An exciting white, even though there are many whites, with flowers that can reach 7 inches wide on a robust 36” plant.   The buds start out beige but turn soft creamy white as they open into their magnificent high crown rose form; stands erect on firm thick stems; sweet, strong fragrance.
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    Dayton

    $24.00
    (Krekler 1962) Large double blooms of deep, rich rose pink with dancing silvery highlights; exceptional fragrance for your bouquet of late bloomers; medium height, strong stems.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
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    (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.
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    (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.
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    (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.
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    (Thurlow 1918) Very large bright rose pink paling with age; color is a bit darker in the deep cupped center; height 36 to 42 inches so likely to need support; the large flowers are compared to Therese; rich spicy fragrance; seldom available.
  • (Roy G. Klehm 1985)  A favorite pink double of rich rose edged a little lighter to silvery pink at the petal edges; a few central petals may show crimson edges; the plants are very robust and floriferous.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Olson 1959) Amalia Olson has received the 2011 Gold Medal from the American Peony Society and achieved Peony of the Year in 2012 not only for its pure white beauty and charm, but for over half a century of superior performance; the medium to large flowers have very strong stems, heavy substance, sublime fragrance, and stand up to wet weather with petals that drain rainwater away; one of the finest peonies for any purpose: for the border, for cutting and for exhibition; lasts well when cut.
    Available in pots at the nursery.    
  • Alerti

    $20.00
    (Holland) A recent development in Holland that is very popular there as a cut flower; pale pink then changing to white; compact bush about 28- to 30-inches tall with a very pleasing fragrance.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
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    Bessie

    $28.00
    (Krekler 1958) Light silvery pink double with even more silvery highlights as the bloom matures; the large flat blossoms are sweetly fragrant and dense with wide, round petals; deep green foliage with stems to 26 inches; forms a tidy mound.  Available bare root in the fall.  
  • Big Ben

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    (Auten 1943) Rich dark purplish red double with wide guard petals; blooms have heavy substance and intense fragrance; plant height to 48 inches, so even with its stiff stems will likely need staking.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
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    (Seidl  1996) Loosely arranged bright rose pink petals give these 5 inch flowers a carnation-like appearance; strong spicy fragrance is released when the weather is warm; stems are 30 inches or more and width reaches 38 inches; forms a neat bush.
    Available in pots at the nursery.    
  • (Roy Klehm 1980) Pure white semi-double to fully double with sprinkling of  white petaloids appearing out of the golden center; strong stems about 28 inches in height and a reliable bloomer; produces pollen and seeds.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Brand 1913) Bright pink double has a creamy white collar around the center of the bloom giving a two-tone effect of pink and cream; some of the pink petals in the center have a harline red edge;  medium-size blooms cluster on tall, strong stems that may reach 36 inches; a distinctive flower named after a teacher of a one room schoolhouse.
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    (Sass 1938) One of the best of the late season; a brilliant pure white double that has a subtle golden glow within; long strong stems carry the large, full flowers well above the foliage and stand all the better with support; delicious fragrance.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Calot 1856) Creamy white blooms of medium size are produced in abundance on a medium tall plant; the flowers are cupped with white guards and a full center of light canary yellow petals deepening to pale green at the base; a flower of antiquity still much admired.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Holland) Large frilly pink with layers of petals; strong rose-like fragrance; about 24 inches tall and a robust grower with strong stems; excellent cut, reputed to one of the most fragrant peonies.    
  • (Lemon 1924) One of the oldest peonies in commerce; medium-size to large blooms of silvery old rose pink; floriferous with several sidebuds; tall stems about 36 inches will need staking; blooms midseason in our Pacific Northwest climate; intoxicating fragrance, so, warning, don't sniff and drive.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
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    (Kelway 1912) Large, flat blush ivory blooms have long shaggy petals that are peaked in the center with a relatively large hollow crown; blooms are long lasting and the many side buds make Exquisite one of the longest blooming peonies in our gardens; many find the blossoms very fragrant; strong stems, but, as they become loaded with blossoms, will need support; an English peony rarely available in the USA.
  • (Mielles 1851) Tall, large white double that opens with vivid crimson edges on some of the petals; an old variety and still one of the most well known; requires support.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
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    (Nicholls 1938) There are some great white peonies and this is one of them; large perfect rose form flowers, dense with petals; side buds help extend the bloom; well formed bush with a grand stature that reliably produces great flowers and exhilarating fragrance; thick stems stand well without support.  Available bare root in the fall.      
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    (Gombault/Dessert 1866) A globe of pink, salmon pink and cream petals, surrounded by large pink guard petals; some of the pink petals in the center show red edges; dazzling flowers are medium-size, but over years get very large; height to about 38 inches.
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