• ( 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.


    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.
    Saunders 1928. Fluffy golden yellow semi- double flowers, from medium to large in size, are held just above the foliage; the blooms have a small red flare in the center; one of the easiest and hardiest tree peonies; has an advantageous growth habit, so division is easy.
  • Probably no other red peony matches the warm, glowing cardinal red of this treasure; maintains its intense color throughout the bloom; cup-shaped semi-double will be a robust bloomer in your garden; 24 inches or more; outstanding in every respect, rarely available.
  • 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.
  • (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.


    Spectacular dark scarlet red semi-double with a slightly crinkled and velvety texture; large blooms stand well above the light green foliage; reliable bloomer; in Greek mythology Hephestos was the god of fire; divisions from well established plants.
  • Amabilis

    (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.  
    (Saunders 1950) Emerging very early in spring,  this gigantic macrophylla hybrid with its wide spinach-like green leaves forms a spectacular plant that is gorgeous throughout the season and into fall; about 4 to 5 ft. wide by 34 inches tall; large buds open into immense single flowers of pure white with a tuft of golden staminodes in the center surrounding carpels with red stigmas at the tip.  Rare.  
  • America

    (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.  
  • (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.
  • Barbara

    (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.  
    (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.
  • Bessie

    (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

    (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.  
  • Blaze

    (Orville W. Fay 1973) Large, fiery scarlet red with two rows of rounded petals and a center of bright sunny yellow stamens; plant height to 30 inches; vigorous grower.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Hoogendorn Holland 1949) Big showy pink Japanese variety much in demand; flowers can reach 10 inches on a mature plant; fuchsine rose guard petals surround a mound of creamy staminodes; sometimes pink petaloids arising out of the center are so profuse, the peony look like a full double bomb.
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (Klehm 1963) Creamy white bowl-shaped double flowers that an measure 9-1/2 inches across; hidden golden stamens tucked in the petals; strong stems and outstanding deep green foliage; strong stems to 32 inches in height; staking suggested.  
    Available in pots at the nursery.
  • (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.  
  • (Mains 1956) Very dark maroon semi-double; large flowers with heavy substance; the combination of large outer petals surrounding narrow center petals add depth to the bloom and often makes the flower look fully double; plant height 30 inches or more here.
    Available in pots at the nursery.  
  • (Glasscock 1951) Bright red single, an APS Gold Medal winner decades ago, is still considered one of the best reds; large tuft of red stamens edged in gold; an abundance of blooms for a long period of time; medium height, strong stems need no staking; fragrance mild to none.