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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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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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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.

$25.00

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



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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 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.

$45.00

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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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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.

$30.00

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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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Rare Peony Gibralter

Peony Gibralter  (Bigger 1958)
Peony Gibralter is a full rose type double dark pink that blooms late season. It is a good cut and garden variety on 36" stems. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating. It is rarely offered, this peony is great for extending the peony bloom season.

$25.00

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Excellent Cut Peony Henry St. Claire

Peony Henry St. Claire RARE  (Brand 1941)
Peony Henry St. Claire is a brilliant double red bomb with strong stems it makes a good cut flower. The color carries a long distance in the field and the foliage is a glossy dark green making it easy to pick out of the hundreds of other varieties we grow. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating. This was the talk of the bride's wedding bouquet this past summer.

$27.00

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Freshly Opened Peony Joker

Peony Joker  (Bockstoce/Landis/Rogers 2004)

Peony Joker is a full double hybrid that opens a clear deep pink and quickly changes color to white with a fantastic pink picotee edged petals. Look online for other images to see the wonderful transformation. The plant grows 32 inches tall and the growth habit is compact. The stems are strong and hold the flower without any support. Beginging of week 5 bloom date rating.



$35.00

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Dark Red Double Peony Judy Becker

Peony Judy Becker RARE  (Sass 1941)
Peony Judy Becker is a rose type, rich dark red double with good size and strong stems. Compact plant. Considered one of the finest red lactifloras. Plant in full sun. High ratings as a cut flower variety. Week 5 bloom rating. A rich fine color and good full double flower.

$25.00

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Floriferous Gold Medal Peony Kansas

Peony Kansas GM  (Bigger 1940)
Peony Kansas, tall bright clear red to fuchsia-purple double blooms mid-season on strong 36" stems. Very clean bright green foliage, full flower is excellent for cutting. Easily grown and blooms freely. An APS Gold Medal Winner! If you want huge blooms remove the side buds when they are the size of a small green pea. Or you can leave them on the stem to extend the bloom season. Plant in full sun. Light fragrance adds to it's appeal. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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Pink Double Peony L. W. Pollock

Peony L. W. Pollock RARE  (Brand 1936)
Peony L. W. Pollock is a double dark pink or rose if you prefer, large blooms on good strong stems, the color holds well in the garden. Light green foliage, medium height. Plant in full sun. Rare and difficult to find variety. Bloom date rating week 5.

$25.00

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Peony Mabel Gore

Peony Mabel Gore   (Vories 1937)
Peony Mabel Gore is a very large deep pink double shaped peony flower. It blooms late midseason and is rarely found offered. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Gold Medal Award of Landscape Merit Peony Many Happy Returns

Peony Many Happy Returns GM/ALM  (Hollingsworth 1986)
Peony Many Happy Returns is a bomb double red hybrid noted for its ease and abundance of bloom and neat plant habit with strong 28-30” stems. The foliage is distinctly wavy and finer than other hybrids adding to it's garden interest. A Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Medal winner! It is also an excellent cut flower adding to it’s value. Week 4 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$25.00

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Bright Red Double Peony Mary Brand

Peony Mary Brand  (Brand 1907)
Peony Mary Brand a dark, clear claret-red rose type double with a brilliant sheen is still turning heads after 100 years. Blooms midseason and makes a great garden display. Exceptional keeping quality as a cut flower. Only 28" tall with good dark green foliage. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$23.00

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Double White Lins Peony Mercedes

Peony Mercedes  (Lins 1956)
Peony Mercedes is a large full double blush pink, deepening toward the center becoming nearly all white as the flower matures. The pink color may be more pronounced with cooler bloom temperatures or in warm years may open blush quickly turning white. Good stems and heavy substance. Plant in full sun. A fine introduction of Mr. Lins it has stood up in the garden after a good rain while many others had to be stood back up again. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Blush Cut Flower Peony Minuet

Peony Minuet  (Franklin 1931)
Peony Minuet a very large full rose shaped light pink on 42" long stems that are perfect for cutting and keeps well in a vase. The large blooms should have some support in the garden. If you are cutting for a fresh flower market this is a good one for its production qualities.Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$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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