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Solaris Farms has completed taking peony orders for the 2018 season.  Thank you to all that have ordered.  Our new offerings for 2019 will appear on this website in January 2019.  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. 
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 cutflower 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 vigourous 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.  Dark foliage is large and shiny.  Shows up white in the garden and is a superior plant over many other white singles.  Fragrant.  Very nice.  Week 4 bloom time.  (Shell Pink x open pollinated).  No fertility noted.
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, although plants do lean and 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.
(Quad F3 x Silver Dawn)
Sweet Marjorie.  Klehm.  1999.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Medium to dark pink 5" flower.  Cactus style with streaks of cream green and deeper rose pink.  Petals twist and are feathered at the ends.  28" to 30" in height.   No fragrance.  Not fertile according to registration information.
Sword Dance.  Auten.  1933.  Lactiflora cultivar.  ALM.  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. 
Taffeta Glow.  Klehm. 1988.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Taffeta pink single. Stamens, pollen, and no seed. Fragrant, one bud per stem, reliable, good substance and bloom. Good stems, Less than 30" height, early bloom, vigorous, rich deep green foliage. Nicely styled cup-shaped. Rose-pink stigmas.   This is a very neat and tidy small plant that causes pause when visitors see it in the display garden.  Excellent and not well distributed.
Tom Cat.  Klehm.  2000.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Japanese form.  Deep carmine red guard petals with cream center and light carmine petaloids.   Sturdy stems require no support. Two and three buds per stem, fragrant. The flower has two rows carmine red guard petals, cream center, lighter carmine petaloids. Bomb type petaloids on blossoms from more mature plants. Blooms midseason, strong stems 26" height.
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.
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). 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.  ALM.  APS Gold Medal winner.  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 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 Since January 1, 2018
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 require work.   (Blushing Princess x Pherson's Sable x Eclipse hybrid).  Fertile both ways.
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.
Solara.  Bremer.  2018.  Advanced generation herbaceous hybrid.  (Roy Phersons Best Yellow x Vanilla Schnapps).  Seedling #NB40.   Single yellow with large wide pleated (like crepe paper) petals.  Selected from a long cross for its exceptionally well colored flowers and good plant habits.  Images often show this as being a light yellow flower, it is truly a bright well defined yellow that can be seen across the garden. The far left image is a good representation of the coloration. Brilliant red stigmas sit atop light green carpels which are covered in white hairs.  An incomplete red disc is not easily visible.  Filaments are yellow for most of their length, but have red bases.  Anthers yellow with much pollen.  Up to 6 side buds extent the season for weeks.  Easily fertile both ways.  Awarded a certficate of merit, Solara advanced to the Court of Honor at the 2017 APS Convention and was the winner of the best seedling. The vigorous plants stand 38 inches high and make a rounded bush of equal or greater dimensions. Foliage is deep green and healthy throughout the growing season. Excellent display of flowers need no support.   A bee magnet, makes it a wonderful garden plant.  Named Solara, Spanish for the sun. 

Touch of Class.  Krekler/Klehm.  1999.  Lactiflora cultivar.  Light pink guard petals surround a mass of tightly packed cream white petaloids. Fragrant.  Flowers are large and elegant.  The sturdy stems need no support.   Highly sought after and one of our favorite lactiflora cultivars.  Seed fertility.  Week 6 bloom time.


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” 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)
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.
Winged Victory.  Saunders.  1950.  Herbaceous hybrid.  Single flowers with a buff rose blend. Quadruple hybrid: albiflora, officinalis, macrophylla, and Mlokosewitschi.  A smaller plant that produces beautiful porcelain-like blooms.  Not commonly available and we have a very limited supply.  Week 4 bloom time.
Zuni Lad.  Krekler. 1977.  Herbaceous hybrid.  A dark rich red single flower carried on short, sturdy stemmed plants.  This outstanding cultivar is not commonly seen in the trade and is very good.  Highly recommend and we are glad that we can offer it for others to grow and enjoy!

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