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Paeonia (Peony)
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All Paeonia must be ordered using our online shopping cart due to inventory control. Late September to mid October delivery only.  All peonies offered for sale are freshly dug in early fall, the best time to plant peonies.

Peonies are ideal plants for the north and are extremely hardy in our difficult climate (this includes tree peonies).  The plants are extremely long lived with some basic care and should provide a lifetime of enjoyment.  Typically peonies 'appear' to be rather expensive, but the gardener should take into consideration the longevity of this plant, as well as the interest it can generate after flowering (excellent foliage during summer, as well as good color in the fall).  Our peonies are field grown and are only sold as bare root divisions.  All are blooming size unless otherwise noted and should be good performers for our customers in a relatively short period of time.  

Most gardeners living in USDA Zones 3-7 can grow peonies successfully, a few in even warmer climates are experimenting with their culture.  For the most part, peonies require a long dormancy period in order to prosper.  The coldest climate locations will likely do best with herbaceous types and Gansu Mudan woody peonies, although many gardeners are reporting good results growing the woody lutea hybrids as well.   Warmer climates often do not provide the much needed period of rest that the cold areas have during winter.  Of all the Peonies likely to grow in warmer climates, the woody lutea hybrids are the best choice, as they seem to be able to tolerate a shorter and warmer dormancy period.  For gardeners interested in growing peonies in warmer climates, we recommend asking other gardeners or agricultural extension specialists about the possibilities.

Peonies are best planted in the fall of the year due to their unusual habit of growing roots at no other time during the year.  While peonies can be planted in the spring, many do not survive the summer or take extra years to match their fall planted counter parts.  We've been talked into selling plants a few times in the spring and results have never been good. 

Solaris Farms, over the past several years, has been working to bring many new and exclusive varieties into our offerings.  Our tree peony offerings are among the finest in quality and size available on the market today.    Most of Bill Seidl's vast array of herbaceous and tree peony selections are in propagation and are being offered as quantities allow.  Many of these are in high demand by breeders and collectors around the world and have already gained recognition as outstanding garden plants in much of United States.  

The image below is an example of Bill's fine art work and botanic interpretation of Paeonia species (he isn't just a great peony hybridizer).  Click on the image for a full page version with narrative.

We also carry quite a few of Bill Seidl's herbaceous hybrid seedlings and shrub (tree) advanced generation lutea hybrid (AGLH) seedlings in very limited numbers.   A few of these are available for purchase and are beautiful plants and many are valuable breeding stock.

Prices within these web pages are for the current year.  Plant availability is subject to change due to quantities being purchased and growing conditions.  Peonies are dug only in the fall and shipped for your convenience. No tissue culture plants are sold by Solaris Farms.  All plants are guaranteed true to name.  It is our aim to ship/dig plants that we, ourselves, would like to receive. 

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