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All peonies are shipped as dormant divisions in late September and early October, the appropriate time for planting.  Cold climate areas will receive their orders first, followed by warmer areas that will allow planting further into fall.  We do not ship peonies in the spring.  Order early for best selection.  This catalog will close in early August 2019 to allow time for field selection, processing and digging.   
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Gardenia.  Lins.  1955.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Large clean white double.  Looks much like Duchesse de Nemours, but has somewhat sturdier stems.  Pleasingly fragrant.  Popular cut flower.  Nice deep green foliage that last well through the summer months.  An excellent introduction from a Minnesota hybridizer.  Week 6 bloom time.
3 Divisions for $45.00
Gay Paree.  Auten.  1933.  Lactiflora cultivar.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit. Fragrant.  Cerise pink, Japanese form with bright pink guard petals surrounding a full center of mixed pink and creamy white petaloids.  A striking flower that is one of the best Japanese forms.   2 to 3 side buds.   The 40" plants need no support.  Week 5 bloom time.  Seed fertility. 
Henry Bockstoce.
 Bockstoce.  1955.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Glossy dark red full double flowers with a rose petal configuration appear to be spheres from a distance.   The very large flowers have an extremely unique appearance and will not be confused with other reds.  Stems are large and thick, but not strong enough to hold the huge flowers upright, thus staking or support is recommended.   No fertility noted.  (officinalis x lactiflora).
Henry Sass.  Sass.  1949.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Fragrant.  Pure white highly built large double.  Strong 34" stems, but should be supported as flowers are very heavy and will lay on the ground.  Excellent cut flower and show flower.  2-3 side buds. Good healthy growing plant.  Week 6 bloom time.  No information on fertility. 
Honey Gold.  Klehm.  1976.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Cream white guard petals surround a mass of brightly colored yellow petaloids, often with a grouping of white petals at the center.  A striking flower.  Some support may be beneficial during bloom.  Week 5 bloom time.  Seed fertility, pollen unknown.
Honor.  Saunders.  1941.  Hybrid.  (Venus x Otto Froebel).  Bright lavender-pink single blooms with lightly colored reproductive structures create a stunning flower.  Beautiful foliage and plant.  Require some support, but worthwhile growing for the numerous brilliantly colored flowers.  Collectors plant.
Horizon.  Saunders. 1943.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Palest flesh-pink colored single flowers with a large mass of yellow stamens at the center adorn this plant.  Excellent growers with good foliage.  32" plant height.  Yellow stamen and red stigmas.  No fertility noted.  (F2 of #3228 x (lactiflora x officinalis))
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Jan van Leeuwen.  Van Leeuwen.  1928.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Pure white, deep yellow crest. Pure white guards with center of rather narrow yellow staminodes with yellow tipped carpels.   2 or 3 side buds.  Medium height plant with very strong stems that never require support.   One of the best lactifloras available and treasured by peony enthusiasts.  Foliage is waxy and deep green.  Excellent.  Seed fertility. 
3 Divisions for $50.00
Joker.  Landis/Rogers.  2004.  A stunning full double flower carried on relatively short plants.  When Joker first opens, the petals are pink with darker pink edges, maturing to pink center and lighter outer petals.  Center of flower remains a darker pink.   Good foliage and stem strength.  A very good and showy hybrid that is easy to grow.  No fertility noted.  Parentage likely (officinalis x lactiflora).
Krinkled White.  Brand.  1928.  Lactiflora cultivar.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit. A large flower with great broad pure white petals, like krinkled paper. Stems are straight and slender, but strong.  Foliage is a clean light green.  34" height.  This cultivar produces a tremendous number of flowers on established clumps.  Excellent.  Week 5 bloom time.  Fertile both ways.
Laddie.  Glasscock.  1941.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Laddie is a early flowering red single that has beautiful finely cut foliage.  Plants are relatively short, but taller than most rock garden types.  Red stigmas and stamens with yellow anthers.  Many gardeners regard this plant as one of the finer cultivars of its type.  Produces seed rarely, has pollen.  (officinalis x tenufolia).
Legion of Honor.  Saunders.  1941.  Herbaceous hybrid.  (Albiflora x officinalis).  Beautiful single flat flower of lusterless cherry scarlet. Medium green foliage. Unusual and striking. Produces many blooming stems on large clumps.  Court of Honor Award, Syracuse, 1941.  No fertility noted.  Week 4 bloom time.
3 Divisions for $195.00
Lemon Chiffon.
 Reath.  1981.  Herbaceous hybrid.  APS 'Best In Show'-2000.  Flowers are semi-double to double lemon yellow with violet stigmas and yellow stamens.  Large and showy with excellent form and substance, Lemon Chiffon is still one of the best yellow herbaceous peonies on the market.  Plants have large rounded foliage and stems are sturdy.    Easily fertile both ways and a sought after plant for breeders (gardeners love it also).  Week 5 bloom time.  Requires well drained soil.  (Salmon Dream x (Cream Delight x Moonrise))
Little Corporal.  Seidl/Bremer.  2013.  Originated and named by William Seidl of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  Registered, propagated and distributed by Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms, Reedsville, Wisconsin.  Named for the stature of Napoleon Bonaparte.  The Little Corporal is a short plant that reaches a maximum height of 20 inches.  Foliage is broad with points and is a deep green.  Foliage, stature and flower are unique and will not be confused with other reds from P. peregrina lineage.  Each brilliant single rose red flower is carried on a sturdy stem.  Flowers have a large ring of yellow stamens carried on white filaments with red bases. Carpels are green tipped with rose red stigmas. Entire flower is very symmetric.  Flowers face upward.  Bloom period is early-mid season.  Plants are fast growing and floriferous.  Easily produces seed, but no pollen.  Of interest for hybridizing due to unusual pedigree.  Little Corporal’s pod parent, Roselegance is extinct and is the product of (Salmon Dream x Lemon Chiffon).  Crossed with Seidl seedling LSW6 (Laddie x Sparkling Windflower), a single red.  Genetics for double flowers are contained within ‘The Little Corporal’ via Roselegance and this has been proven out in crosses at Solaris Farms.  As a short front of the garden peony it is outstanding for color and plant form.  Could easily be used in rock gardens.  Little Corporal's seedling number was #RELSW 6.  Perhaps the finest parent we have used in our hybridizing program.  Seedlings are often double or semi-double with outstanding color range.  (Roselegance x (Laddie x Sparkling Windflower)). 
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Little Red Gem.
  Reath.  1988.  Herbaceous hybrid.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit. Single light red with finely cut fernleaf foliage.  Dwarf plants make wonderful mound shaped plants.  12" to 14" height.  Any easier subject to grow than the single or double flowered fern leaf species (P. tenufolia) and a very good alternative for unique fern leaf foliage.  Clumps grow to a nice mound.  Week 3 bloom time.  Seed fertility.  (Gwenda F2 x self)
Ludovica.  Saunders.  1941.  Herbaceous hybrid.  American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-1999.  Large semi-double of unusual clear rose pink.  Petals are rounded toward the ends and overlap nicely.  28" height.  Week 4 bloom time.  A collectors plant that is seldom available.  No fertility noted.  (lactiflora x lobata). 
Glasscock.  1937.  Herbaceous hybrid.  (lactiflora X officinalis 'Otto Froebel'). American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-2015.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit. Medium sized, single, cup-shaped bloom of deep mahogany color. Excellent plant habit and foliage.  Week 3-4 bloom time.  Seed has been observed on this cultivar. 
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Merry Mayshine.
 Saunders/Smetana/Hollingsworth.  1994.  Herbaceous hybrid.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit.  Single deep red.  Large deeply cut foliage that is quite unique.  Forms a beautiful erect clump.  May go dormant earlier than many cultivars.  May have been known as 'Zelda' in the Goldsmith collection.  Week 3 bloom time.   (tenufolia x unknown).  No fertility. 
Minnie Shaylor.  Shaylor.  1919.  Lactiflora cultivar.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit. APS 'Best In Show'-1986.  Fragrant.  Minnie Shaylor has several rows of fluffy crepe-like petals of clear light pink (almost white). Petals are serrated at  the tips toward the center.  Anthers are golden yellow an the stigmas are wonderful brilliant pink.  An outstanding flower of great beauty.  Has been recently used in hybridizing intersectionals.  One of our favorite lactifloras.  Fertile both ways.
Mother's Choice.  Glasscock.  1950.  Lactiflora.  (Polar Star x unknown).  American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-1994.  Excellent white double with occasional hint of red edging. Opens blush and then quickly fades to white.  Refined and precise petal formation make this a favorite variety of all peony connoisseurs. Strong, vigorous stems hold the blooms nicely erect. American Peony Society Gold Medal Selection.  Excellent cut flower and show flower.
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Franklin.  1932.  Lactiflora cultivar.  American Peony Society Gold Medal winner, 1948.  APS 'Best In Show'-1963, 1984.  Fragrant.  A light pink refined double with a light airy petal arrangement.  Petals are layered in rows around the center and are gorgeous in a vase.  Approximately 32" in height.  Week 5 bloom time.  Excellent.
Plants Sold Out...January 1, 2019
Golden Angel. 
Klehm.  2012.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Single soft cream-yellow blossoms.  Beautiful, striking intense gold foliage in early spring that gradually changes to soft yellow-green, and then mellows to a medium green by mid July. Image shows flower and foliage color in late May.  Cream carpels and stigmas.  Light yellow stamens.  Seed fertility and pollen.  Week 4 bloom time.  Excellent when planted next to plants with darker foliage to offset its bright early leaf coloring.
Golden Glow. 
Glasscock.  1935.  Herbaceous hybrid.  American Peony Society Gold Medal winner, 1946.  Very early single. Color, scarlet red with orange tint. Bud round, stem long and stiff. Foliage narrow and light green. No fragrance. An excellent plant and flower, but a somewhat deceptive name.  The 'golden' describes the beautiful fluff of golden-yellow anthers that are visible once the blooms open.  (lactiflora x officinalis Otto Froebel).  No fertility noted.
Good Cheer.  Saunders.  1942. Lovely light salmon vermilion single cup shaped blooms. (Officinalis x lobata). Excellent flower carriage, which is very upright.   Flower color is unusual and nearly approximates orange.  Good Cheer has an unusual root system in which the crown rests on a narrow neck, making it a difficult subject to propagate.  Plants require excellent drainage, but are not difficult to grow if positioned in a good location.  In very high demand by hybridizers and collectors.  Seed fertile.  Only a couple available.
He's My Star.
 Klehm.  2000.   Lactiflora cultivar.  Rose pink/cream/rose carmine. Two rows fluted and notched deep rose pink.  Guard petals nicely hold the bomb center of cream and rose carmine. Some of the top petals of bomb nicely match the guards. Up to two buds per stem.  Fragrant.  Needs no support.  Seed fertility with work.

Japan.  Unregistered, but in commerce.  Hybrid.  Itoba is one of many hybrids that fall under the classification of 'fernleaf'.  This cultivar has very finely cut, thread-like foliage which is only slightly wider than the species P. tenufolia.  The flowers are magenta-red and have excellent carriage.  Plants are mound shaped and show of the fine foliage to its fullest.  Plant height is 20 to 25 inches when in bloom.  Excellent.  Not fertile.
Jubilejnyj.  Krasnova.  1959.  Lactiflora cultivar.   Salmon based petals, yellow and light pink central petals with red edges.  Double of Russian origin.  2-3 side buds.  Very fragrant and good cut flower.  30" plant height that does require mechanical support for best display.  Very good.  Week 5 bloom time.
  Seidl/Bremer.  2013.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Fragrant.  Juliska has very large light pink heavy double flowers that are carried on tall erect stems. Gorgeous and very different.   Flowers have excellent carriage and plants require no staking, great for cut flower production.  Plants are 40"+.  Foliage is wide and rounded, covering the sturdy stems easily.  We have produced seed and have used pollen from this plant.     Makes large roots quickly, causing large stumpy divisions. 'Ugly' divisions grow quickly however.  Week 4-5 bloom time. Fertile both ways.  Likely a tetraploid. 
Kim.  (Name changed from Kimberly due to registration conflict).  Bremer. 2019. Advanced generation herbaceous hybrid. Parentage is Pastelorama x Pastelegance.  Very large pink fully double with well organized flowers. Has 2 rows of large, flattened guard petals with the remaining ruffled petals filling the entire flower. Light red stigmas. Incomplete, nearly unidentifiable cream disc. Anthers distributed throughout petals, but concentrated toward carpels. Yellow filaments. Primary flowers often have abortive stigmas, while side buds have better developed reproductive structures. Best fertility on side buds, but primary flowers will occasionally produce seed. Has complete bud covers.  Relatively short plants with excellent sturdy stems that carry the very large flowers without support. Flowers may be borne one per stem some years, or with 2-3 side buds other years. Plants have wide deep green foliage to the ground. 28 to 30 inch stems. One of the most coveted seedlings during tours of our herbaceous hybrids. Fertile both ways, but pollen is certainly easier. Named for my soul mate and partner for life. Superior in all aspects.  Limited.  One per order while supply lasts.
Little Rhyme. 
Klehm.  2003.  Herbaceous Hybrid.  Little Rhyme has perfectly circular light red to deep pink single flowers with a brilliant yellow ring of stamens.  Foliage is small and nicely cut. Short plants are easy growers and multiply quickly. Adventitious roots may be started to create new plants.  Excellent for the small garden. Fertile both ways.  Parentage unknown, but likely an officinalis hybrid.  Fertile both ways. 
Lois' Choice.
 Laning.  1993.  Herbaceous hybrid.  (Quad F3 x Silver Dawn F3).  American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-2017.  Flowers are of two colors divided into three sections, pink one-third, then a yellow one-third, and the final third pink.  Pink is warm and the yellow is bright.  Flowers fade with pink highlights as they age.  Bloom can be somewhat inconsistent from year to year, usually due to wet conditions in as buds form.  Week 4 bloom time.  Unique.  Some reported seed fertility is possible with compatible pollen parents.
Lovebirds.  Goldsmith/Smetana.  1994.  Hybrid herbaceous. Parentage unknown.  This pale blush pink has large single blooms 5.75 to 6" in size, with petals 2.5" wide. Unique intertwining of carpels (sometimes), like lovebirds at play. Fertile and seeds often produce pink singles. Reliable 30" strong stems. Early bloom, very hardy.  Introduced by Smetana, A & D Nursery, July 25, 1994. A beautiful and easy to grow plant.
Manitowoc Maiden.  Seidl/Bremer.  2016. Herbaceous Hybrid.  Tetraploid.  Seedling #H-2.  Multi-species hybrid origins.   Large double medium pink blooms.   Large guard petals have gentle waves, while the inner petals are smaller, are crinkled and turn in different directions.  Cream-pink stigmas and light green carpels.  Yellow stamens and anthers that are not easily visible without moving petals out of the way.  Usually 1 bud per stem, but will occasionally produce 1 side bud.  Stem strength is good and we have not needed to support stems.  Manitowoc Maiden has deep green foliage with wavy leaf edges that lasts well through the summer.  Easily fertile both ways.  Plants are fast growers and make beautiful clumps quickly.  Excellent looking seedlings being produced using other hybrid pollens.  Week 4-5 bloom time.
May Lilac.
 Saunders.  1950.  Herbaceous hybrid.  (Albiflora x macrophylla; F2) Unique clear lilac color. Semi-double goblet form.  Beautiful dark green foliage with wide leaves.   A fairly rare plant that is always in high demand for its interesting coloration and hybridizing potential.  Seed fertile.
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