Very Fragrant

/Very Fragrant
  • Rare and choice; large rose form blush starts with a pale pink cast and fades to white, while crown retains light pink; center petals are edged with crimson; an incomparable classic beauty with fragrance to match; height to 36 inches; robust grower and prolific bloomer.
  • Amabilis

    $18.00
    (Calot 1856) A large fuchsia pink double with wide guard petals and a fluffy center; petaloids of paler pink in the center are interspersed with the other petals; about 33 inches tall; one of the last to bloom.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Auten 1933) Large rose-form pastel pink double with subtle lavender pink highlights; a lovely variety to compliment your other late blooming peonies; medium height, stiff stems; intense old rose fragrance.
  • 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.  
  • Big Ben

    $22.00
    (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.  
  • (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.
  • (Calot 1973) Crown of Gold refers to the ring of yellow stamens that gives an inner glow to this large white double bloom; center petals are often tipped red; emits a strong scent of lilies; dependable and floriferous in the late season; for both cuts and garden display.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (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.
  • (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.    
  • (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.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (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 in pots at the nursery  
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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.
  • (Van der Valk/ Van der Zwet 1952) Blush pink double with hairline red edges on some of its wide petals; when fully open it pales to a delicate shade of ivory pink with subtle yellow highlights deep within the bloom; lovely fragrance.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Bockstoce 1955) An enormous dinner plate size scarlet red double on tall stems up to 40 inches in height; the petals are heavy substance with a deep, dark sheen; grow in full sun and plant to stake; nothing short of awesome when in bloom, but not a heavy bloomer.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Hermoine

    $26.00
    (Sass 1932) A lavish pink full double that's an old fashioned delight; frilly petals of rich apple-blossom pink; superbly fragrant.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Dessert 1913) French horticulturists at that time were very excited by Dessert's introduction of the first double peony to show some yellow; buds are pale pink, then as they open, assert a rich bright yellow cast before fading to creamy white; medium height.
    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.
  • (Gumm 1921) Large showy apple blossom pink double with a touch of ivory yellow in the crown;  forms a large plant about 4 ft. wide and at least 35 inches tall; keep blooming, ever so fragrantly, well into the late season.
    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.
  • (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.
  • (Leola Missie Bainum/Hollingsworth 1994)  Large, fully double  exhibition quality blooms open with a blush then fade to white with a subtle hairline red edge occasionally; prolific in quantity of blooms and reliable in vigor and performance; strong stems up to 32 inches form a broad bush.
  • (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.
  • (Brand 1925) One of the most fragrant peonies with the strong, sweet scent of roses; large rose-form double of pastel salmon pink that fades to near white; strong stems about 34 inches; reliable late bloomer.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (David L. Reath 1992) A very fragrant and beautiful seedling of peony 'White Charm'; perfect rose form snow white flowers on strong stems that reach 30 inches.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • (Karpow-Lipski 1977) A pink Japanese flower similar to Bowl of Beauty, but a shorter and not so large flower; a compact grower with many side buds and extremely floriforous; appealing as both a landscape flower and cut flower.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Glasscock 1944) Gigantic double bomb piled high with a mass of red petals framed with a fan of wide red guard petals; old rose fragrance with a hint of cloves; the many blooms a mature plant show off deep, dark glossy pure red, then as the blooms past peak, a slightly purple cast comes on; probably the most popular peony.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • Schaffe

    $26.00
    (Krekler 1965) Large lavender pink Imperial so full it appears double; the color in our climate is close to true lavender; reliable and prolific bloomer in any weather; superb fragrance; tidy, medium plant, one of the best and brightest, and one of the easiest to grow in our climate.
  • (Klehm 1952) Deep pink double with a lustrous sheen; a very desirable rose form peony with sturdy stems and a rich, rose-like fragrance; makes an excellent cut flower; stems are strong, but large flowers are heavy, so plan on staking.
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    (Dessert 1919) Brilliant shell pink double with a perfect rose form; medium height, free-flowering, erect stems and excellent foliage; rarely available in the U.S.
  • (Volz 1962) This fully double Gold Medal winner opens with a blush at first then turns to ivory white; a few of the central petals may have light crimson edges; superb large flower with a delicious fragrance; plant height to about 36 inches.
    Available also in pots at the nursery.
  • La Perle

    $30.00
    (Crousse 1866) Globular shaped double with pale lavender pink guard petals and collar; slightly darker center petals are edged red; intensely scented; the blooms, which pale to an almost translucent blush as they mature, seem to last a long time on the plant; medium height about 32 inches; strong stems.
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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.
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    (Jack 1970) What a wonderful surprise, this fragrant and little known treasure from Canada, classified as red but can easily fulfill as a deep and delicious pink; huge petal-packed blooms are 7 to 8 inches and several side buds extend the bloom; limited.
  • (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.
  • (Rivière 1911) Lovely dark crimson red double with a bright blackish sheen; its alluring peony fragrance has assured its presence in gardens and bouquets for over 100 years; 30 inches or more in height, with flowers a little over 4 inches; wiry stems.
  • Alerti

    $16.00
    (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.