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Fragrant Peonies

Who can resist the attraction of fragrant flowers, especially peonies? Once you experience the delightful and delicious fragrances that vary from rose scented to hints of citrus you'll want to include fragrant peonies in your garden to enjoy for many years. Fragrant peony flowers are the most popular kinds, and we have a large selection listed below that  you can choose for your garden! These fragrant sun loving garden perennials are impressive with their large flowers and bush like habit. In addition they are great for providing beautiful cut flowers for your home and gift giving.

Fragrant Red Hybrid Peony Diana ParksFragrant Peony Laura DessertFragrant Gold Medal Peony Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fragrant Peony Laura Dessert

Peony Laura Dessert  (Dessert 1913)
Peony Laura Dessert. Double Anemone form, may have a pink cast to petals while the bud is opening and a distinct lemon yellow ball of petals when first open. Strong grower and quite generous bloomer. Holds color nicely when cut early and brought in for display where its fragrance can be admired. The foliage is a very healthy dark green. One of my top 10 personal favorites. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating. Supplies are limited.

$25.00

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Rare Saunders Hybrid Peony Lotus Bloom

Peony Lotus Bloom Rare Saunders Hybrid  (Saunders 1943)
Single to Semi-double pink hybrid, 38" tall strong stems hold large lightly fragrant blooms beautifully. You are lucky to own one of these Saunder’s hybrids that are becoming harder to find all the time. Week 4 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$30.00

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Fargrant Award of Landscape Merit Winner Hybrid Peony Mahogany

Peony Mahogany ALM  (Glasscock 1937)
Peony Mahogany is a wonderful Glasscock Hybrid that has a Japanese form that looks like a single but without any pollen, large cup shaped deep mahogany red flowers very early in the peony bloom season. Sweetly fragrant flowers are held on strong 28- 30" stems. The lighter markings on the outside of the petals become more prominent as the flower ages and the bloom becomes bigger. Light green foliage. Sought after by collectors it is noted for it‘s pale green-gold foliage in the spring. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating. Limited to half a dozen divisions this year and then it will be retired for stock increase until 2017.

$30.00

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French Antique White  Double Peony Marie Jacquin

Peony Marie Jacquin  (Verdier before 1916)
Peony Marie Jacquin is a fragrant, semi-double to double with pale pink petals that fade to white. The flowers have the cupped shape of a giant water-lily with large guard petals forming a cup for the water-lily like center petals. Side blooms make this multiflora peony incredibly beautiful in the garden. Midseason. Also known as Waterlily and Bridesmaid. This peony is well noted as a profuse bloomer and for those creating a cottage garden it is a perfect match! Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$23.00

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Fragrant Gold Medal Winner Peony Miss America

Peony Miss America GM   (Mann and van Steen 1936)
Peony Miss America is a peony of the highest quality, very large semi-double blush white flowers of good substance on strong 36" stems. APS Gold Medal Winner, and fragrant too! This variety has been used successfully as a parent of the Itoh hybrids. And to top it off it is a good cut flower variety. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$22.00

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Fragrant Pink Double Peony Mons Jules Elie

Peony Mons Jules Elie  (Crousse 1888)
Peony Mons Jules Elie is a double opaque pink with broad smooth guard petals and an incurved center, very large and fragrant blooms are one of the best for cut flowers because of generous bloom. Perhaps there is no other more widely planted pink peony except perhaps Sarah Bernhardt. Needs staking, 40" stems. Plant in full sun.Week 5 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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Fragrant Gold Medal Peony Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Peony Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt GM  (Franklin 1932)
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt is a very beautiful full double light pink water lily-like bloom with long overlapping cupped petals enfolding a rose bud center, very fragrant, free flowering, good cut flower. Midseason, 28 -36". Huge size, form and color combine to make it outstanding! APS Gold Medal Winner! Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Gold Medal Peony Mrs. J. V. Edlund

Peony Mrs. J. V. Edlund GM   (Edlund 1929)
Peony Mrs. J. V. Edlund is a fragrant very large pure white double is finely formed with waxy broad petals. Blooms late on tall stiff stems. Dark green foliage. While noted as a show flower with perfect form it will also perform well in the garden. APS Gold Medal! Week 6 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Very Fragrant Blush Peony Myrtle Gentry

Peony Myrtle Gentry SOLD OUT  (Brand 1925)
Peony Myrtle Gentry is a double rosy white, late-midseason, very fragrant, strong stems. Very delightful tea rose fragrance. Perfect rose form. Tints of flesh and salmon show throughout the petals. Splendid grower, dark green foliage. Week 7 bloom date rating. This one always sells out way ahead of bloom season so don't delay getting your order in early.

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Fragrant Award of Landscape Merit Gold Medal Peony Pink Hawaiian Coral

Peony Pink Hawaiian Coral GM/ALM   (Klehm 1981)
Peony Pink Hawaiian Coral a semi-double, fragrant salmon-pink to coral with a cupped shape bloom is a superb landscape variety. 34" stems. A late-mid-season bloomer. This hybrid peony won the APS Gold Medal and the Award of Landscape Merit. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Peony President Roosevelt

Peony President Roosevelt  (Warnaar 1905)
Peony President Roosevelt is a double red, late season blooming, brilliant and striking very large semi-rose type, richly fragrant, great for cut flower or the show bench. Rarely offered this late season bloming peony streatches out the color in your garden. Week 7 blome date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Peony Raspberry Sundae

Peony Raspberry Sundae  (Klehm 1968)
Peony Raspberry Sundae Double bomb soft raspberry and white blend, blooms early mid season, sweet fragrance. With 36" tall stems it is great for cutting. I would advise staking it in a garden setting as the generous blooms stress the strength of the stems. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$22.00

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Fragrant Gold Medal Hybrid Peony Red Charm

Peony Red Charm GM  (Glasscock 1944)
Peony Red Charm Incredibly intense pure red color and strong flower stems make this bomb shaped, early blooming, long lasting hybrid a garden sensation. 36" tall stems. APS Gold Medal winner. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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New 2013 Introduction Romantic Lace Peony

Peony Romantic Lace   (Tischler/Buchite 2013)

Peony Romantic Lace was registered and introduced in 2013. It is very fragrant compared to Myrtle Gentry which is recognized as one of the most fragrant peonies. That quality along with it's subtle pastel tones and delicate flower form add to it's appeal. The dark pink buds open to a lovely 5 1/2 inch Japanese form flower held a few inches above a dense compact plant with dark green, disease resistant foliage. The 10-12 lavender-pink guard petals have a silvery white cast to the edges as the flower matures and hold their cupped form as the bloom ages. The creamy, amber pink center staminodes are flattened and cupped with each finely laced edge highlighted by a bright gold accent when freshly opened. Three side buds extend the mid-season bloom. No pollen noted but we had a few seeds collected from our plants this fall. Very fragrant with the fragrance rich and pleasing. It has shown excellent bud and plant hardiness during extreme weather conditions during pre-bloom and bloom season. No loss of bloom or foliage damage during several severe springs making it a vigorous variety adapted to adverse weather. In 2013 after 10 inches of rain during peak bloom it was among only a handful of peonies still standing in the field along with Peony Ben Erickson. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.



$45.00

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Fragrant Gold Medal Peony Sea Shell

Peony Seashell GM  (Sass 1937)
Peony Seashell Incredibly large satiny lilac-pink single blooms born over a very long season as side buds continue the show. Great cut flower too! Midseason, 4' tall. Free flowering and vigorous. An APS Gold Medal Winner. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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Fragrant Fern Leaf Hybrid Peony Smouthi

Peony Smouthi  (Smout/van Houtte 1843)
Peony Smouthi is a fragrant Fern leaf peony hybrid! Bright crimson red single that slowly changes to a bright pink before the petals fall. Very early blooming on plants with fine cut-leaf foliage that turns an attractive yellow in the fall. 24”tall. One of the oldest recorded hybrids it has been in cultivation for over 160 years! It's parents are the little fern leaf peony and P. lactiflora. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Excellent strong plant habit. Week 2 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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Very Fragrant Peony White Sands

Peony White Sands  (Wild and Sons 1968)
Peony White Sands is a large, white and creamy yellow Japanese peony that is very fragrant. When the flower first opens it is a brighter yellow in the center and becomes more cream as the flower fully opens. It has been growing in popularity as it's reputation for exceptional fragrance has been noted on several garden tours. Week 5 bloom 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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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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ALM Winner Peony Comanche

Peony Comanche ALM  (Bigger 1957)
Peony Comanche American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit Winner! These huge flowers have a brilliant color. Fragrant, vivid magenta guard petals and amber staminodes make this an outstanding Japanese lactiflora. Healthy dark green leaves on a vigorous plant make it a great choice for season long good looks in the garden. Blooms on 36" tall stems. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$24.00

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Fern Leaf Peony Hybrid and Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Merit Winner Peony Early Scout

Peony Early Scout GM/ALM  (Auten 1952)
Peony Early Scout is a very early blooming single to semi-double hybrid that has very dark crimson-red flowers above finely cut ferny foliage from its fern-leaf peony parent. 21" The plant will spread to form an impressive plant. APS Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Merit Winner! Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Week 2 bloom date rating.

$22.00

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Many times we are asked, what fragrant peonies do we grow? We had a list of our own and with a great deal of researching many peony books both old and new and asking our customers to let us know which they thought were notable fragrant peony varieties in their gardens we have put together the following offerings. Add a few fragrant peonies to your garden to increase your pleasure and relaxation.

Some of our favorite fragrant peonies include; Chestine Gowdy, Kansas, Myrtle Gentry and Noemie Demay. Myrtle Gentry is considered by many to be the most fragrant, but according to our customers Romantic Lace is more fragrant and offers a wonderful pastel blend of colors and has been an excellent cut flower. Those who prefer a peony with a clear true red color can choose from Diana Parks or Henry Bockstoce two hybrid doubles that are very fragrant. Consider the Fragrant French Peony, Madame Calot for the French Country Garden, and Hermione which I wish was in bloom all year long.

Many antique varieties from France like, August Dessert, Mme de Verneville and Mme Emile Lemoine are deliciously fragrant. These peonies were selected as cut flower varieties for people who wanted them to be brought indoors and enjoyed not just for their color but fragrance also.

Don't limit yourself to the doubles but consider some of the unusual forms and color combinations of fragrant peonies like; Romantic Lace, Bouquet Perfect and Pink Hawaiian Coral.

Sea Shell, an APS Gold Medal winner is noted for it's pleasant fragrance and is one of the few singles that make a great cut flower. It has also received the Award of Landscape Merit meaning it does not have to be staked in the garden!

As you may guess not all people agree on which peonies are the most fragrant. My favorite fragrant peony? I hate to pick one but those at the top of my list would be Romantic Lace for the most strongly fragrant in our garden.

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