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Woody Paeonia Catalog Pages (tree or shrub peony)
Cultivars beginning with... A-G| H-L | M-R | S | T-Z
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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.
Premium Plants $80.00
Terpsichore.  (Muse of Choral, Dance and Song).  Daphnis.  1977.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Amber Moon x F2A).  Single, two rows of coral over cream colored petals with orangy veins and red flares.  Pink stamens, purple sheath and maroon stamens.  Fast growing plant that has very woody stems.   Hardy stems are seldom winter killed and carry flowers upward and outward.  Average amount of bloom on 4.5 to 5 foot spreading plants.  Plants become large require space as they get older.  Seed fertility with effort. 
Select Plants $150.00

Tethys. Bremer. 2017.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid. (Brassy Lady x Sedona).  Tethys is a semi-double to double medium sized old rose colored flower.  Flowers can be brighter pink coloration in years with better precipitation and cooler temperatures.  The outer petals are notched and ruffled.  When flowers are double (produced on strong terminals) the interior petals are smaller, ruffled and turn in many directions.  The petals have many small reticulations of deeper coloration, creating an multicolor affect.  Medium pink stigmas, red filaments, maroon flares and red sheath.  Typically 5 carpels.  Leaves are broad, dark green. pointed (rough sawtooth) and petioles are red .  I would like stems to be a bit harder, but plants easily re-grow from basal shoots to bloom consistently year in and out.  The real draw, for me, is the very sturdy stems that carry flowers in an upward fashion-unusual for a double lutea hybrid.   Plants have excellent pollen and seed fertility is good on semi-double flowers.  Named for the spherical moon of Saturn that is pitted and cratered, or the Titaness of Greek Mythology.  An easy to grow plant that is proving to be outstanding.

Select Plants $120.00
Theresa Anne.
   Seidl/Bremer.  2013.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Age of Gold x Rosalind Elsie Franklin).  Originated and named by William Seidl of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  Ornate flowers are amber/cream with pink to rose shadings.  Very double and ruffled flowers face outward, but not down.  Good carriage on generally short plants.  Pink stigmas are visible on some flowers.  Petals are highly ruffled.  Foliage is a light green and leaflets are wide and pointed.   Foliage is dense and provides and excellent backdrop for flowers.  It can set seeds occasionally in backcrosses to members of the suffruticosa  group.  Easily grafted and fast growing.  Plants are wider than tall and over time may reach four feet if given adequate protection from cold and wind.  In the open field Theresa Anne reaches a height of 3.5 feet and blooms heavily each year.  Has been hardy at Solaris Farms in open field growing situations and other gardens in Northeast Wisconsin.  Has produced seed with suffruticosa ‘Taiyo’ and lutea hybrids.  May be useful as a short landscape shrub due to good foliage and mounded plant form.  Besides the seed-parent, Age of Gold, this origination is derived on the pollen side from Golden Era, Chinese Dragon, and Zephyrus...... superior cultivars from  Dr. David Reath,  Prof. Arthur Saunders, and Mr. Nassos Daphnis, a "Who's Who" in the breeding of  P. x lemoinei  hybrids.  At the 2016 APS flower show Theresa Ann won reserve champion, best lutea hybrid and was a notable addition to the show table.  Excellent.
Premium Plants $60.00
ia.  Daphnis.  1972.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Single crisp yellow flowers that are somewhat creped.  Flowers are often flushed with light pink at opening.  Petals ruffle nicely as they age.   Pink stigmas, light red sheath and stamens.  Usually 3 flowers to a stem open at different times.  Plants are mound shaped and grow to no more than 3 feet.  Easy grower and quite beautiful.  One of the first lutea hybrids to bloom.  Unknown parentage.  No fertility.
Select Plants $60.00
Urania.  Daphnis.  1995.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Golden Bowl x Companion of Serenity).Gorgeous chromium yellow without visible flares.  Single with two rows of petals.  Greenish stigmas, cream sheath and light red stamens.  Petals are wide and open flat.   Red stems and broad foliage.  Has fertile pollen, no seeds.
Select Plants $200.00
Vela.  Bremer.  2019.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid. Seedling number is 'NB5'.  Parentage is Seidl #58 x Seidl #16.  Soft lavender-pink semi-double flowers with maroon flares to 1/4 of petal length. Some years there is more cream in the flowers due to climate conditions.  Petals are rather uniform in size and shape, creating a eye catching flower.  Stigmas coral in color and filaments are dark lavender-purple. Sheath is lavender-purple. Flower carriage is outward on stiff stems and are reminiscent of a ships sails. Good amount of bloom each year. Plants grow to 4 feet and as wide in Wisconsin. Good ground shoot production and easily grafted. Fertile both ways, but pollen is easier. Vela is a constellation in the southern sky. Its name is Latin for the sails of a ship.  A good grower that always catches viewer's attention.  Limited.  One per customer as supply lasts.
Premium Plants $85.00
Select Plants $60.00
Vesuvian.  Saunders.  1948.  F1 lutea hybrid. Dark semi-double to double red.  Outer petals open flat and inner wavy petals are grouped closely and face forward.  Red stigmas, sheath and stamens.  Flowers and plants are much like Age of Gold, perhaps more of a mound type structure.  No fertility.  Beautiful and high degree of bloom.  Blooms do hang down on an angle, but are produced on long enough stems to be easily seen and appreciated.  No fertility.    Parentage unknown.  Excellent and easy grower.
Select Plants $150.00
Wisteria Reflections.  Bremer.  2016.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Seedling number is #NB1.   Semi-double lavender-pink flowers that become darker toward the center.  The darker coloration leads to dark flares.  22 to 26 petals.  Petals have wavy edges and show crimping.  Stigmas pink, sheath is light pink and filaments are pink topped with golden anthers.  Very floriferous for a lutea hybrid, rivaling the suffruticosas.  Good stem hardiness with most stems flowering each year.  Grows heavy woody stems and has excellent medium green lobed leaves.  Height is around 4.5 feet in Wisconsin.  Visitors love this plant and it is one of the most in demand woody hybrids.

Premium Plants $90.00
Zeus.  Daphnis.  Not registered with APS, but in the trade.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Pink with light red veining going through each petal.  Petals are lightly ruffled and crinkled.  This flower looks nearly identical to Leda, so much so that we have a hard time differentiating them.  Plants are more upright for us than Leda and petals are perhaps a little less loose.  A gorgeous large flower.  (Kokoman x unnamed BC2)
Select Plants $90.00
Zi Yan.  (Purple Pink Ink Stone).  Chen Dezhong.  Unregistered with the APS.  Gansu-mudan.  A large dark purple-red single to double flower.  Rockii lineage is evident in its long leaves and small leaflets.  Grows to about 4 feet high by 6+ feet wide in Wisconsin.  Extremely hardy winter stems.  Flowers are carried on long stems and nod in the breeze.  Some years it blooms single with large black flares visible, other years it is a full double.  Excellent plant for the northern climate.  Gansu-mudan are Chinese rockii lineage hybrids.  Recommended for cold winter climates.
Plants Sold Out Since January 1, 2019
Select Plants $75.00
Tessera. Daphnis.  1985.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Peach and cream flower that is cupped or ball shaped for a day or two as it opens.  Dark flares at center.  Nicely ruffled petals.  Blooms on and off all summer for us.  Red stems and unique finely cut foliage.  Plants produce long stems throughout the summer months, but stem hardiness is poor in Wisconsin.  Reliably blooms once established.  A collectors plant that is rarely available.  Unknown fertility, but seed has been reported by other hybridizers. 
Select Plants $90.00
Waucedah Princess.  Reath.  1988.  Very double light lavender, mound type plant.  Heavy flowers face outward and sometimes downward.  Plants do not become tall.  Foliage is finely cut.  A profuse bloomer that will often have a couple of side buds per stem.  Stem loss to winter cold is common, but plants quickly regrow from ground shoots to bloom the same year.  Fertile both ways-seed is more challenging.  F1 lutea hybrid.
Parentage unknown.
Premium Plants $150.00
Wild Forest Blackberry.  Seidl/Bremer.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Boreas x #39).  #39=Golden Era x Chinese Dragon.   Deep red-violet colored semi-double flowers. Wavy petals are notched.  Red-violet stigmas, red sheath and filament red becoming lighter toward anthers.  Produces seed, no pollen to date. Named for wild blackberry coloration when fruit is smashed.  Flowers are carried outward on well foliated plants of deep green.  Plants are vigorous and produce many ground shoots.  Easily propagated through grafting and division.

Select Plants $90.00

Xue Hai Bing Xin.  China.  Chinese rockii cultivar. Xue Hai Bing Xin has large white single flowers with maroon-black flares that have a pink blush around the flares.  Pink stigmas and sheath.  Filaments are light cream in color.  The striking flowers are carried in profusion on tall plants with outstanding foliage.  Foliage is deep blue green, finely cut and remains in outstanding condition throughout the growing season (much better than other rockii cultivars).  This is the tallest growing rockii we grow, reaching nearly 6 feet after 10 years.  Plants are taller than wide and produce a nicely vase shaped shrub.  Extremely hardy stems show no winter damage to -32F.  Like many rockii cultivars, it is slow to grow in the first year or two, but makes rapid growth once established.   Fertile both ways. Recommended for cold winter climates.  Very limited.
Select Plants $70.00
Yae-zakura.  (Host of Cherry Blossoms).  Japan.  1940.  Japanese suffruticosa. Light cherry blossom pink semi-double flowers.  Beautiful finely notched petals.   No flares present.  Strong stems and excellent flower carriage.   Plants are floriferous and good growers to 4.5' here in Wisconsin.  Fertile both ways.
Select Plants $60.00
Yukitoro. (Snow Lantern).  Japan.  Japanese suffruticosa.  Large white ball shaped double flowers with rosey purple flares.  Petals are fluted along their length and have many small notches at their ends.  Beautiful deep blue-green foliage is the perfect backdrop for the flowers.  Very ornate flowers are presented well on medium height plants (4' in Wisconsin).  Fertile both ways, but you'll need to search for pollen.
Select Plants $85.00
Zhong Chuan Huang.  (White Central Plains).  China.  Gansu-mudan.  Full double ball shaped form with dark maroon flares. Greenish cream stigmas.  Many wavy petals with multiple notches on their edges.  Strong stems hold up the large flowers easily.  No stamens. Long leaves with many small dark green leaflets.  Very good and easy to grow.  Plants attain large width and height (7' width x 5.5' height) after 10 years and are very floriferous.  Seed fertility with effort.  Gansu-mudan are Chinese rockii lineage hybrids.  Recommended for cold winter climates.
Select Plants $90.00
Zi Mei Cha Cui.  China.  Unregistered with the APS.  Gansu-mudan.  Zi Mei Cha Cui produces large ball shaped reddish-purple flowers carried on arching stems (not on the ground).  Dark rockii type flares are hidden by the numerous petals.  Plants reach 5 feet after 10  years and 6 to 8 feet in width.  Excellent long leaves.  Stems are very winter hardy and have survived -30F temperatures only to bloom profusely the following spring.  Very attractive and always a showpiece.  Gansu-mudan are Chinese rockii lineage hybrids.  Recommended for cold winter climates.
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