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Woody Paeonia Catalog Pages (tree or shrub peony)
Cultivars beginning with... A-G| H-L | M-R | S | T-Z
also see:  Peony Culture | About Woody Peonies | Current Plant Introductions  | Herbaceous Catalog| Intersectional Catalog
All peonies are shipped as dormant divisions and grafted plants in late September and early October, the appropriate time for planting peonies.  Please see our cultural pages for planting and care instructions.  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.  Please note that lutea hybrids typically do not grow over 4’ in Wisconsin due to winter kill of stems, but reliably regrow and bloom on basal buds.  They may grow taller in more reasonable climates.   Sizes:  Premium Plants:  4 to 5 year old grafted plants or divisions from larger plants which should bloom within a year or two, often the season after planting.  Select Plants: 3 year grafted plants which should bloom a year or two after planting, sometimes the next season.
Select Plants $195.00
Manchurian Promise.  Bremer.  2016.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Large semi-double coral-salmon-peach blend with dark maroon flares.  Petals are highly ruffled, notched, crimped and those at the center face up.  Color is reminiscent of our Manchurian apricot tree in bloom.  Sheath is light pink as are the stigmas.  Stamens are maroon tipped with waxy yellow anthers.  Flower color can be variable from year to year presumably due to temperatures, but always attractive.  Flower substance is quite heavy and are supported by sturdy stems.  Carriage is outward.  Foliage is large and tinted in red during the early part of the growing season.  Blooms with other lutea hybrids.  Plant height is 4' and may be greater in areas that have higher winter temperatures.  Stem hardiness has been good thus far, with little winter damage.  Manchurian Promise is one of the most popular 'woodies' during spring viewing at Solaris Farms.  Seed fertility and pollen.   (Sedona x Rosalind Elsie Franklin).   
Select Plants $75.00
Manon.  Chow.  Unregistered.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Seidl #89 x Zephyrus).  Medium-large single creamy-yellow flowers with pink blush.  Short maroon flares add interest.  Petals are wide and ruffled.   Maroon filaments, cream sheath and very light pink stigmas.  Plants are on the short side at 28 inches here in Wisconsin.  Flower carriage is outward.  Seed originating from Bill Seidl and grown by Bernard Chow of Australia.  Fertility is unknown. A good choice for a place that a smaller plant is required.
Select Plants $75.00
Millenium Gold.  Chow.  Unregistered.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Seidl #112 x Zephyrus).  Single to semi-double flowers of creamy yellow with reddish flares.  A vigorous plant with large leaves.   Stems can be winter killed during cold seasons, but reliably re-grow to bloom the following growing season.  Plants grow to 36 inches in Wisconsin, but may grow taller in warmer climates.  Flower carriage is low and outward.   Seed originating from Bill Seidl and grown by Bernard Chow of Australia.
Select Plants $80.00
Mother Teresa.  Seidl.  2007.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  A Bill Seidl introduction, white semi-double to full double flowers on a strong plant, rich red stems and darkly tinted leaves, beautiful.  Foliage is black-red in spring turning dark green is summer and then red again in fall.  Cold hardy stems.  Strong upright grower that does best in an open and airy situation to prevent disease.  Easily grafted and grown.  No fertility.  (Anna Marie x Shintenchi).
Select Plants $80.00
Prince William.  Chow.  Unregistered.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Large yellow flowers with red flares.   Excellent finely cut foliage.   Plants are vigorous growers and are taller than wide.  Flowers have good upright and outward carriage.  Good stem hardiness in Wisconsin for a lutea hybrid.  Named for Bill Seidl.   (unknown x unknown).   Seed originating from Bill Seidl and grown by Bernard Chow of Australia.
Select Plants $80.00
Pure Gold.  Chow.  Unregistered.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Large cream colored flowers with short blunt red flares.  Flowers are often carried on long stems that bend outward.  Plants are wide growers and require a 5 foot space over time.  Foliage is red rimmed and large.   Fertile with effort.  Seed originating from Bill Seidl and grown by Bernard Chow of Australia.  (unknown x unknown). 
Select Plants $50.00
Renown.  Saunders.  1948.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Rose/copper blend.  Flowers open cream, edged in pink and then fade to a more uniform color.  Pink stigmas, red sheath and stamens.  Extremely good flower producer. Flowers are outward facing and are held on tall plants that make them easily viewed. Plants become large and rounded.  Stem hardiness is not very good and plants often loose stems from winter kill, but quickly re-grow from basal buds.  Excellent fast grower that can produce 4 feet or more of stem growth in a single year.  Foliage is finely cut.  Very good.  A favorite Saunders hybrid.  No fertility noted.  Parentage unknown.
Select Plants $90.00
Rock's Variety or Joseph Rock's.  Rock.  Chinese Gansu-mudan.  White single flowers of large size.  Sometimes flushed with pink when flowers open and then turning white quickly with age.  Large dark maroon basal flares.  Maroon stamens, cream sheath and stigmas.  Strong growing plants become large over time, 5 feet or more and 7 feet wide in Wisconsin.  Beautiful foliage with long leaves divided into many leaflets.  Very winter hardy. These are grafted plants and are guaranteed to be authentic (no surprises).  Often sold as Paeonia rockii, but it is actually a hybrid.  Sold as Rock's Variety and Joseph Rock.   Excellent.  Fertile and a superior parent.  Recommended for cold winter climates.
Select Plants $70.00
Ruffled Pink Petticoats.  Klehm.  1998.  American suffruticosa.  Very large ruffled pink semi-double.  Petals are huge and somewhat irregular with lots of crimping and creping.   Cream stigmas, red sheath and stamens.  A favorite with garden visitors.  Plants reach 4 feet and are vigorous growers.  Pollen fertility.  Seed very difficult.
 
Plants Sold Out Since January 1, 2019
Select Plants $90.00
 
Mystic Mood. 
Seidl.  1996.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Purple/lavender blend polychrome.  The striking flowers are produced on longish stems and are quite 'neon'.  Flower carriage is outward and require no support.  Woody and good cold hardy stems.  Nice deep green foliage.  Of easy culture and a consistent performer. Fertile both ways.  (#11 x Golden Era)  #11 is Daphnis 223 x Chinese Dragon.

Premium Plants $120.00
 
Pluto.  (God of the Underworld)  Daphnis.  1987.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Very large semi-double flowers of very dark clear red with nearly black flares.  Petals are very ruffled and fringed with many notches.   Flowers glow and have an outstanding form.  Plants are relatively short, but are good growers.  Many ground shoots produced on plants that lack a uniform growth pattern.  I would not be without this plant in my garden for flower beauty.  Challenging fertility, but doable.   (Corsair x ?)  Not commonly available.
Select Plants $60.00
 
Rimpoh.  (Phoenix of China). 1925.  Japan.  Japanese suffruticosa.  Semi-double, purple-red with great form.  The large flowers are well ruffled and carriage is upright.  Purple stigmas, maroon stamens and sheath.  Unfurling flowers look like rose buds.  Excellent medium matte green foliage.  Good winter stem hardiness and annually puts on a great show.  Fertile both ways.
Select Plants $85.00
 
Rosalind Elsie Franklin. 
Seidl.  1996.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Large round pink double to semi-double flowers with excellent form and carriage.  One of the premier pollen parents available for hybridizing.  Parent of many of the best new advanced generation lutea hybrids.  Plants are fairly low growing and mounded.  Stunning flowers are carried in an upward and outward facing display.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Plants may also produce seed sparingly.  (Golden Era x Chinese Dragon) x Zephyrus.
Select Plants $50.00
 
Ruffled Sunset.  Reath.  1988.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  APS 'Best In Show'-1991.  Light yellow with blends of pink and red.  Semi-double flower.  Cream stigmas, red sheath and stamens.  Plants grow to four feet in Wisconsin, probably taller in warmer climates.  Flowers face outward.   Easy rapid grower.   Reportedly fertile, we've had no success thus far.  (Golden Isles x Daphnis pollen)
 
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