Very Fragrant

/Very Fragrant
    (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

    (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.  
  • (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

    (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.
  • (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

    (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.
    (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.
  • (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.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • Alerti

    (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.
  • Dayton

    (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.
  • (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.
    (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.
  • (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.
  • (Franklin 1931) Deep rose pink double about 8 inches wide opens late; heavy blooms packed with petals also pack a delicious fragrance; must have full sun in our Pacific Northwest climate; tall stems to 36 inches.