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Herbaceous Paeonia Catalog Pages
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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. 
Sarah Bernhardt.  Lemoine.  1906.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Fragrant.  Full double soft pink flowers, the inner petals are shaded darker. Side buds present.  This is the most common flower sold on the cut flower market.  34"-36" in height and will need some support.  Very good.  Week 5-6 bloom time.  Unknown fertility.
  Hollingsworth.  1984.  Herbaceous hybrid that behaves like a lactiflora.  Fragrant.  Anemone to loose double form.  Warm, medium pink guard petals surround a large center of cream-yellow petalodes.  Heavy substance throughout all segments.   A vigorous and easy to grow plant.  34" plant height.  Week 5 bloom time.  Fertility is unknown.  (Pink Princess or Dawn Pink x Echo)
Sunday Chimes.  
Hollingsworth.  1996.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Cupped light pink single that fades to white rapidly.  Red stigmas and filament bases create a beautiful contrast with the light color of the large flowers.  Dark foliage is large and shiny.  Shows up white in the garden and is a superior plant over many other white singles.  Superior rate of growth that annually produces abundant bloom.  Fragrant.  Very nice.  Week 4 bloom time.  (Shell Pink x open pollinated).  Seed fertility.
Sunny Girl.
  Laning.  1985.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Sunny Girl is a large double light yellow hybrid with a loose petal configuration.  Flowers are attractive and displayed well.  The large flowers do cause the plants to lean, thus support during flowering is recommended.  Sunny Girl is of easy culture and grows quickly into a clump.  38" height.  Foliage is medium green with medium sized leaflets.  Fertile both ways.  Some very good seedlings have been produced and some may be of registration quality.  (Quad F3 x Silver Dawn). 
Sword Dance.  Auten.  1933.  Lactiflora cultivar.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit.  Japanese form.  Medium dark red guard petals with cream and red petaloids.   38" in height. Flowers hold their form and color well as they age.  Week 6 bloom time.  Excellent.  Fertility not noted.
Top Brass. 
 Klehm.  1968.  Lactiflora cultivar.  (Charley's White x Own Seedling)  Double Bomb Type.  Well - formed white bomb with unique yellow topping during early stages of bloom, some pink appears on the bottom portion of tuft of petals. Good, clean grower which may be tetraploid.  Week 5-6 bloom time.  Fertility unknown.
Vivid Rose.  Klehm.  1952.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Double bright rose pink flowers. A bright rose pink full double, no stamens.  May require minimal mechanical support. Approximately 30" in height.  An unusual color that stands out among other varieties.  Week 6 bloom time.  A good garden peony and also a good cut-flower. Flowers keep well in storage. Slight fragrance.
Walter Faxon.
  Richardson.  1905.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Fragrant.  Medium sized true pink double blooms.  Color and form are unique and gorgeous.  The 32" medium sized plants adequately support medium sized flowers, but could benefit from a little support.  Week 5-6 bloom time.  Excellent.  Unknown fertility.
Walter Mains.  Mains. 1957.  Herbaceous hybrid.  (lactiflora x officinalis, anemoneflora aurea ligulata rosea). American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-1974.  Guards dark red and large. Staminodes flattened, color of guards with yellow edges.  Carpels whitish green tipped pink. Tall strong stems.  A beautiful Japanese form flower that stops people in their tracks.   Week 5 bloom time.
White Cap.  Klehm.  1956.  Lactiflora cultivar.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit. American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-1991.  A wonderfully showy garden plant of Japanese form. Guard petals of raspberry red contrast delightfully with a large centre of ivory white staminodes.  A floriferous plant with a very long flowering period.  32" height with deep green healthy foliage.  Week 5 bloom time.  Very popular.
White Frost.  Reath.  1992.  Lactiflora cultivar.  White Charm x Reath semi-double white lactiflora. Lactiflora of hybrid origin, bomb type, full double, heavy amount of bloom, good substance and fragrant. Adequate stem strength, 30" height, blooms early lactiflora season (week 5), one to three side buds. No fertility noted.
White Innocence. 
Saunders.  1947.  Herbaceous hybrid.  A very unique tall single white.  Plants generally attain a height of 48" and require no staking.  Flowers are a pure opaque white, are large and open flat.  Carpels are green and numerous, cream-white stigmas and incomplete yellow stamens (sometimes cream and flattened).  2-3 side buds.  Plants produce flowers high above foliage and are airy in their presentation.  Just a few available.  No fertility.  (Lactiflora x emodi).

Wind Chimes.  Reath.  1984.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Single, lavender red flowers.  A gorgeous plant and flower with outstanding foliage.  Entire plant resembles a very large Paeonia anomola.  The 28" stems easily carry the beautiful blooms.  Foliage is finely cut and resembles anomala.  Hereditary origin of this plant is questionable as it is doubtful that it is tenufolia hybrid.  Root system resembles Paeonia anomala's.   In any event, a favorite for flower and plant form. Fertile.
Plants Sold Out...January 1, 2019
Salmon Dream.
 Reath.  1979.  Herbaceous hybrid.  (Paula Fay x Moonrise).  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit.  American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-2008.  APS 'Best In Show'-2015.  Salmon Dream has semi-double pink flowers of waxen texture.  Petals are wide and plate-like which creates a stunning bud and bloom.  Stems are strong and foliage is deep blue-green.  Plants are not large or vigorous growers and can take some time to establish.  Salmon Dream has been used extensively in hybridizing advanced generation herbaceous peony hybrids in recent years.  Pollen and seed fertility is high and resulting offspring are often very good.
Scarlet O'Hara.  Glasscock/Falk.  1956.  Herbaceous hybrid.  American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit. Scarlet O'Hara is one of the most vigorous showy plants we grow.  The large single flowers open a red-pink and fade to pink as they age.  Pink stigmas, green carpels and yellow stamens.  At the center is gorgeous tuft of yellow stamens to provide accent.  Plants are on the tall side (40") and grow with tremendous vigor.  Stems are sturdy and foliage is a nice dark green.   Week 4-5 bloom time.  No fertility.  (officinalis x lactiflora)
Seidl #74H120-2. Seidl seedling.  Unregistered.  Garden named 'Valkyrie'.  Dark red loose double.  Large flowers that have shiny petals and glowing rich deep color.  Fertile both ways.  Choice flowers, but plant habit requires mechanical support due to long stems between leaves and flowers.  As a parent Valkyrie produces a wide range of colors and forms.  Recommended for hybridizers as the plant habit requires work.   (Blushing Princess x Pherson's Sable x Eclipse hybrid).  Fertile both ways.

Seidl's Super.
  Seidl/Simmons.  2012.  Herbaceous hybrid.  A clear light bright yellow double with a diameter of around 6 to 7 inches.  Excellent bud covers allow the beautiful blooms to open without water damage.  Excellent medium green foliage remains in good shape throughout the growing season.  Plants reach 32 inches in height and have a somewhat spreading habit.  Seidl's Super produces many stems and is a good increaser, thus making it a good candidate for cut flower production.  Plant habits, health and flowers are more consistent than Lemon Chiffon.   Very good, in high demand and difficult to find.
Singing Pink.  Goldsmith/Smetana.  1994.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Unknown parentage.  Bright fuchsia pink semi-double with blooms 4 3/4". Glows in the garden on upright, strong 34-36" stems. Blooms midseason, takes time to become established, then a good amount of bloom. Likely a Saunders seedling.  No fertility noted to date.  Seldom available.
  Calot.  1861.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Very fragrant.  Double of blush pink color that fades to white.  Guard petals open flat with the central petal forming a ice cream scoop shaped mound.  Central petals have a yellow cast at open and then fade to white.  A gorgeous flower and excellent plant.  Sturdy stems require no support.  2 to 3 side buds.  Unknown fertility.  An uncommon cultivar in the United States.  Excellent cut flower with fragrance.
Summer Carnival.  Klehm.  1999.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Summer Carnival is a candy stripped cheerful single to Japanese form flower.   Prominent cream based and raspberry-red streaked petals.  Flaring and fluting are routine for this most unusual variety. The compact 30" plants have erect stems and hold the flowers perfectly for viewing. An unusual flower that adds interest to the garden. Week 5 bloom date rating.

Summer Glow.  Hollingsworth.  1996.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Full double hybrid.  Opens a soft blush with melon tones and then fades to a cream white. The strong 36" stems easily hold the large elegant flowers.   No stamens or carpels found. This hybrid, backcross to lactiflora and looks lactiflora except the yellow color which remains distinct to petal fall. Certificate of Merit, 1991. Mid season to Mid Late.  A slower growing plant that is very healthy.  Exceptional quality.
Sunny Boy.  Laning. 1985.  Herbaceous hybrid.  (Quad F3 x Moonrise).  Medium sized full double flowers of light yellow coloration.  Plants reach a height of around 32 inches and have excellent deep green foliage.  Flower carriage is very good and plants do not require support.  This plant has been in high demand by hybridizers and collectors, thus market prices remain high.  Sunny Boy is typically a slow grower and can be challenging to grow in some situations.  Flowers are tremendously beautiful, but can be impacted by early spring freezes and other poor weather conditions.  Fertile.  Early-mid season bloom. Very limited.
Torch Song.  Wild.  1956.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Clear vibrant red double medium sized flowers.  The color is very pure and lacks the muddiness of many of the red lactiflora cultivars.  Smallish plants at maturity have good stem strength and support is not necessary.  30" height.  Week 5-6 bloom time.  Unknown fertility.  Not commonly available.
Tranquil Dove.
  Saunders/Rogers.  1995.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Tranquil Dove is one of the more unique peonies we grow and is irreplaceable in our eyes.  The small plants typically grow to about 28 inches, have very sturdy stems and  commence flowering in the early part of bloom season.  Plants have wide deep green glossy foliage.  The flowers are an exquisite soft cream overlaid in pink.  The pink shading is darker near the ruffled petal edges.  Red filaments, yellow stamens and red stigmas create a gorgeous affect.  Flowers are dainty at about 4 inches in diameter and face upward.  An extra bonus comes at dividing time; the interior of the roots are a deep lavender color! Fertile both ways.  Appears to be most compatible with tetraploids and has produced very interesting seedlings.  (Halcyon x self).  Very hardy and of easy culture.

Tropicana.  Nordic.  2012.  (Coral Sunset x unknown).  Grown from 1 open pollinated seed of 3 collected in 1999.  Semi-double flower form with three rows of guard petals, bright pink in color (RHS N57-C). Flower is similar to 'Pink Hawaiian Coral' but with more petals, while color is closer to that of 'Cytherea'. Color does not seem to fade as quickly as other corals. One flower per stem, occasionally a side bud. Carpels are light green, smooth, 5-7 in number. Stigmas are pink, the same color as the petals, and normal in structure. Stamens and pollen, but no fertility yet observed. Emerging foliage has bronze hue, but becomes green with warm weather. Height 42-44 inches, with self-supporting thick stems. Has so far shown resistance to botrytis. A vigorous grower though it makes only average increase for propagation purposes, but its strong adventitious nature allows for additional propagation possibilities. With good vase life, 'Tropicana' has possibilities as a cut flower. It received “seedling of distinction award” at the APS exhibition in Omaha in 2012.
Vanilla Schnapps.  Seidl/Bremer. 2013. Originated and named by William Seidl of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  Registered, propagated and distributed by Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms, Reedsville, Wisconsin. Previously garden named ‘Bill’s Best Yellow’.  Light yellow double.    Flowers are round and double on established plants, semi-double on new plantings.  Rounded petals have an irregular toothed edge.  Stigmas are red and are not visible on double flowers, but are on semi-double blooms. Per Bill Seidl:  The seed-parent was a yellow single, yellow being the object of the cross.  The pollen parent was a pink double.  The seed for BBY root-germinated indoors in late '79, grew outside during 1980 and '81, and FB was in '82, the start of its 3rd year of growth.  Had a sibling that was also very good, but stamens turned brown or black before opening (Vanilla Schnapps does not have this habit).  Foliage is wide and deep green.  Each stem produces 1 strong primary bud, but may have up to 3 more secondary buds, making a long bloom season.  Stems are tall and strong.  No staking is needed.  Growth rate is fast.  Easily fertile both ways. Many promising seedlings are being grown on for evaluation from this plant.  (71Y6-1 x 74H119-5)
Viking Valor.
  Pherson/Seidl.  1989.  Herbaceous hybrid.  No fragrance.  Viking Valor is a scarlet red mounded double of outstanding clarity.  Petals are finely notched and the arrangement is precise and uniform.  Excellent deep green foliage extents to the ground and is finely cut.  The central mass of petals sit on top flattened row of guard petals.   The 30" plants require no staking.  Roots are highly adventitious.  Outstanding in all regards. Rarely produces seed, no pollen.   A rare and outstanding cultivar.  (Mikado x Good Cheer).
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