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Paeonia Species Article

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Hidden Springs Flower Farm
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Double Peony

The double peony is the type most gardeners know and has been cherished for centuries. The combination of colors and even type of doubles from the rose form to high centered bombs provide a great variety and selection for your garden. The double flower peony blooms can range from 5 - 10" across. Some larger blooms may need support in the garden because of their massive size. This group has been grown for it's cut flower qualities for which it is hardly surpassed by any perennial blooming at that time of year.

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Peony Ben Erickson

Peony Ben Erickson  (Tischler 1999)
Peony Ben Erickson is a rare peony from Bob Tischler named for his then youngest grandson, it has brilliant 5-6" red blooms are highlighted with purple tones when the bloom season is cool. Yellow stamens will peak through as the flower is opening until the petals are fully expanded. Bright blooms are held on strong stems. This Tischler peony has had a very limited release and distribution. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Peony Accent

Peony Accent  (Bigger 1979)
Peony Accent is a very fine double, dark red, with a rose type shape that is notably fragrant. It has a very well proportioned flower on a 32" stem with dark green foliage. The large flowers appear in the late part of peony bloom season which is often absent of red doubles which typically bloom earlier in the season. It's excellent plant habit includes; disease resistant foliage that covers the entire stem and very good strong stems. Fragrant. Week 5 bloom rating. Grow in full sun.

$25.00

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Peony Addie Tischler

Peony Addie Tischler  (Tischler 1987)
Peony Addie Tischler is a lovely peony was selected by visitors to Bob Tischler’s peony fields that was named for Bob’s wife Addie. Our favorite blush peony for several years in a row and written up by other peony fanciers as one of their favorites too. This double blush peony has 7" blooms on strong, straight, thick 30" stems. The heavy flower substance adds to the flowers resistance to rain effects. The foliage is a wonderful dark green color. I just love it's balanced beauty. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$30.00

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Fragrant Peony Alexander Fleming

Peony Alexander Fleming  (1950)
Peony Alexander Fleming is a fragrant, bright pink, large double, sweet scent, very floriferous, an outstanding and very fragrant midseason variety. At 38" tall it has plenty of stem length to be used as a cut flower variety and is often used to provide that wonderful peony fragrance in a bouquet with varieties lacking in a strong scent of their own. It's extra vigor is admired by all who grow it as it provides plenty of fragrant blooms to share with friends and family. Week 6 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$20.00

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White Double Peony Allan Rogers

Peony Allan Rogers  (Seidl/Wierstra 2011)
Peony Allan Rogers a large, double white peony named in honor of Allan Rogers the peony grower and author of a wonderful peony book. Developed by Bill Seidl another notable peony expert. Bloom date rating is week 6.

$25.00

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Peony Angel Cheeks GM/ALM  (Carl G Klehm 1977)

Peony Angel Cheeks is a bomb shaped double 26" tall and Mid-season bloom, Soft cameo pink flower with red striping on the top most petals. Sturdy stems support excellent green foliage. Disease resistant and mildly fragrant. APS Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Merit Winner! Week 5 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.



$25.00

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Early Blooming Hybrid Peony Angelo Cobb Freeborn

Peony Angelo Cobb Freeborn  (Freeborn 1943)
Peony Angelo Cobb Freeborn is a bright rosy red hybrid double with coral pink coloration as the flower opens fully. It is very popular for it's unusual bright coloring and fully packed double blooms. 34" tall with clean healthy foliage. Compact growing. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Gold Medal Winner Peony Annisquam

Peony Annisquam GM  (Thurlows and Stranger 1951)
Peony Annisquam is a very large, globular, fragrant double with blooms of a soft non-fading blush pink. Petals are broad and rounded forming a cup shaped flower of smooth attractive appearance. It's smooth attractive appearance and great cut and garden qualities make this Gold Medal winner a perfect choice for those gardeners looking for quality peonies. 32" tall. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$30.00

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Peony Archie Tischler

Peony Archie Tischler RARE  (Brand/Tischler 1969)
Archie Tischler is a double light pink that changes to white as the flower opens and matures. Blooms appear late season. Very lovely flower of beautiful form raised in Minnesota. Rarely offered and difficult to find variety. Week 7 Bloom Date Rating. Plant in full sun.

$25.00

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Peony Bonanza Double Red

Peony Bonanza  (Franklin 1947)
Bonanza is a brilliant colorfast dark red globular double, upright grower with good stems blooms week 5 of the 7 week bloom date sequence. 36" Upright growth and strong stems. Very attractive and popular with gardeners whenever it is offered. Plant in full sun.

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Peony Bouquet Perfect

Peony Bouquet Perfect  (Tischler 1987)
Peony Bouquet Perfect is a double, bright, solid pink anemone formed peony. These cheerful blooms are perfect for floral work. Mid-late season bloom on strong 24" stems. Mildly fragrant too. Very attractive garden plant and one that attracts a lot of attention with its neat and trim blossom appearance. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Huge Double Red Hybrid Peony Carol

Peony Carol  (Bockstoce 1955)
Peony Carol has huge double, rich velvety red blooms with large petals arranged as a rosette, these large flowers need support, great show flower and cut, early midseason bloom on strong stems, 28" - 34" tall. Cut them for use in a georgeous arrangement in a vase. Outstanding color and full form. When dried the flower is a deep velvet red. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Week 5 bloom date rating. One of Mr. Bockstoce's stunning breeding achievements!

$25.00

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White Memorial Day Peony.

Paeonia officinalis alba plena RARE White Double Memorial Day Peony
LAST ONE!

This is the rarer white form of the Memorial Day Peony that our ancestors grew about their farm house. It will show some pink frosting on the edges in cooler weather which actually looks very nice. It has produced a few rare hybrids as the seed parent so is useful for the peony breeder. Very Limited supply. Mature 3 eye blooming size divisions.

We will also have a very limited number in pots at the nursery for our local customers.



$38.00

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Pink Memorial Day Peony.

Paeonia officinalis rosea plena Pink Double Memorial Day Peony  (ancient cultivated species 1613)

This pink double flowered form of the Memorial Day Peony has exceptional color and form on compact plants which at maturity will be about 4 feet across. Found throughout Europe in the wake of old monasteries where they were cultivated in medicinal gardens for centuries this species still adorns our gardens today. For those seeking doubleness in their hybrid peonies this has been a successful fertile seed producer but requires that you help the process along by applying the pollen to the stigma as it is normally concealed from the bees by the many extra petals. Known to be tolerant of warm climates it is a good choice for those wanting to experiment in more southern locations where the regular garden peony is more challenging to grow. Week 3 bloom date rating.

We will also have a limited number in large pots at the nursery for our local customers.



$25.00

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Fragrant Peony Chestine Gowdy

Peony Chestine Gowdy  (Brand 1913)
Peony Chestine Gowdy Aahh! What a wonderfully fragrant, late blooming, full double. With a bright rose pink center and guard petals separated by a collar of cream colored petals it creates a unique effect. 26" tall. In a bouquet this is just heavenly for the fragrance. Use it genorusly along a fence for a plentiful supply of blooms to share with friends and family. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Red Memorial Day Peony.

Paeonia officinalis rubra plena Red Memorial Day Peony  (ancient species known since 1581)

The Red Memorial Day Peony of intense brilliant crimson red color cultivated for centuries in Europe is a true antique of great garden value yet today. Easy to grow in warmer climates than many peonies. The mildly and pleasantly fragrant blooms are a welcome gift to friends. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 3 bloom date rating.

We will also have a very limited number in large pots at the nursery for our local customers.



$30.00

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Peony Christmas Velvet

Peony Christmas Velvet   (Anderson 1992)
Peony Christmas Velvet is a brilliant red double hybrid. Strong 28 inch stems hold the large flowers up without additional support. Fragrant too! Week 5 bloom date rating. The parents are Mikado and Good Cheer.

$50.00

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Red Double Peony David Erickson

Peony David Erickson  (Tischler 1999)
Peony David Erickson was not widely distributed, this is a very nice peony from Bob Tischler's breeding program. Very colorful dark red double bomb peony sometimes has very fine red stamens tipped with yellow. Excellent foliage 30 to 32" tall. Week 5 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$30.00

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Fragrant Red Hybrid Peony Diana Parks

Peony Diana Parks  (Bockstoce 1942)
Peony Diana Parks. It's love at first sight for most people when they see this big, fragrant, bomb shaped brilliant, glittering carmine red blooms with a hint of orange on this hybrid peony with 38" stems. Splendid texture and color. Very fragrant. I can’t imagine being without this wonderful double flowered hybrid. Make sure it is planted in an area with good drainage as with all peonies they do not like wet soggy soil. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$35.00

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Huge Red Double Peony Douglas Brand

Peony Douglas Brand  (Tischler 1972)
Peony Douglas Brand is perhaps one of Bob Tischler's most famous peonies. Largest of all double peonies, 10" of brilliant red color on a strong 34" stem. Super cut flower and a fine show plant. Mid season bloom. A great and vigorous bloomer for us in the northlands. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Antiuque French Peony Duchesse de Nemours

Peony Duchesse de Nemours  (Calot 1856)
Peony Duchesse de Nemours Fragrant double white, popular cut flower blooms early for a white, large cupped guard petals, very floriferous with strong stems. Still a valuable plant after over 150 years. It produces an abundance of blooms and if you wish to have larger blooms simple remove the small side buds before they reach green pea size. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$22.00

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Double White Peony Duluth

Peony Duluth   (Franklin 1931)
Peony Duluth is a large rose type double white peony that was developed in Minnesota. With vigorous 36" stiff stems it can hold the flowers high and erect, it blooms late like most of the double white peonies. The rich green foliage is a perfect background for the white blooms. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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Peony Eliza Lundy ALM  (Kreckler 1975)
Peony Eliza Lundy is a marvelous compact growing glowing red double, bomb form hybrid peony. Not widely found except among the specialty peony growers it is a charming find. It has a bloom date rating of week 5 so it stretches out the season for the brilliant hybrids that typically bloom earlier. 24" tall. Plant in a well drained soil in full sun.

$25.00

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White Double Gold Medal Winner Peony Elsa Sass

Peony Elsa Sass GM  (H.P.Sass 1930)
Peony Elsa Sass is a large, rose form, pure white double peony that has exceptionally beautiful flowers with velvet-like texture with large petals throughout the flower on a compact plant. A generous bloomer with strong stiff 30" stems hold the large blooms upright. Late blooming. APS Gold Medal winner. Mild, pleasing fragrance and a good cut flower creating a huge demand for this peony for wedding flowers. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Dark Pink Double Peony Elsie Pickett

Peony Elsie Pickett  (Tischler 1967)
Peony Elsie Pickett is a very bright deep pink double. The flowers are large and very brilliant. Large tall plants.Plant in full sun. A great garden companion to the marvelous white double William Pickett. Rarely available. Bloom date rating week 6.

$25.00

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Peonies teach patience as they take an extra year to get a good root under them before blooming to their full potential.

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