Hidden Springs Flower Farm
PO Box 602
18581 County Road 4
Spring Grove, MN 55974
(763) 218-4540

Mailing Address/Office:
Hidden Springs Flower Farm
PO Box 602
18581 County Road 4
Spring Grove, MN 55974

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 Fern Leaf Hybrid Peony Smouthi

Peony Smouthi RARE Fragrant SOLD OUT  (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.

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[Sold out, we suggest Early Scout as a similar fern leaf hybrid choice.]

Very Fragrant, French Antique Peony Philomele

Peony Philomele NEW for 2016 SOLD OUT  (Calot 1861)
Peony Philomele has also been called Vadius in the older literature. An anemone formed pink with a center that is amber-pink to start and grows larger as the flower matures ending mostly pink. You could hardly tell the newly opened flower from one a few days old because of the change. Very novel. Again with a wonderful fragrance as many of the French varieties are noted for possessing. Early mid-season bloom. One of the top ten most fragrant at our nursery and always sells out quickly when offered. Week 5 bloom date rating.

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Gold Medal winning Peony Mahogany

Peony Mahogany GM/ALM SOLD OUT  (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.

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Antique Red Double Peony Francois Ortegat

Peony Francois Ortegat Rare Antique and Limited SOLD OUT  (Parmentier 1850)
Peony Francois Ortegat is an Antique French variety grown since 1850 and used in many restoration gardens. Difficult to find the real thing which is fragrant! Deep purple crimson double of semi-rose form, tall late-midseason blooming, free blooming with medium size flowers. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

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[Sold out, please consider another selection like Ben Erickson with similar color and form.]

White Double Gold Medal Winner Peony Elsa Sass

Peony Elsa Sass GM SOLD OUT  (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.

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Fragrant Peony Laura Dessert

Peony Laura Dessert SOLD OUT  (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.

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Historic Fragrant Peony Madame de Verneville

Peony Madame de Verneville NEW for 2016 SOLD OUT  (Crousse 1885)
Peony Madame de Verneville a lovely French double white peony shows a hint of yellow and the wonderful rose fragrance make it a long standing popular garden peony. The crown center may have petals with red edges. 30” tall. As cut flowers many of these Antique French varieties have been standards of quality for many years but are disappearing from the market place. The many flowers produced and dependable garden performance creates a high demand for them by the modern gardener too! Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

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French Antique White  Double Peony Marie Jacquin

Peony Marie Jacquin SOLD OUT  (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.

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Fragrant Peony Coral Fay

Peony Coral Fay NEW for 2016 SOLD OUT  (Fay 1973)
Peony Coral Fay is a fragrant, radiant pink with coral overtones, semi-double, very early blooming, fern-like foliage from its parentage of the fernleaf peony and the famous P. peregrina. Very floriferous on strong 30" stems. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

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Fragrant Gold Medal Peony Mrs. J. V. Edlund

Peony Mrs. J. V. Edlund GM SOLD OUT  (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.

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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 Peony Noemie Demay

Peony Noemie Demay NEW for 2016 VERY FRAGRANT SOLD OUT  (Calot 1867)
Peony Neomie Demay a rare and incredibly fragrant French variety was first cataloged by Calot in 1867. Saved from extinction in a few gardens and treasured for it's heady fragrance which surpasses many of it's garden mates. Double light pink with broad outer petals of light pink and a center that is composed of finer petals and a few red markings the flower fades to near white as it matures hence it is in the group of colors refered to as blush. An excellent cut flower it produces a good quantity of blooms. 34" tall plants with dark green foliage. Week 5 bloom date rating. We have always sold out quickly and each crop takes 4 years to grow so get it now before this years crop is all sold.

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Long Lasting Peony James Pillow

Peony James Pillow SOLD OUT  (Pillow 1936)
Peony James Pillow is our longest lasting peony when cut for use in a vase and provides a soft pleasing fragrance without being overpowering. A double light pink with a distinctive flower blooms late on very tall strong stems. Can produce enormous blooms when side buds are removed. One of the longest lasting peonies as a cut flower. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

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Fragrant Pink Peony Alexander Fleming

Peony Alexander Fleming SOLD OUT  (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.

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Peony Diana Parks fragrant red double hybrid peony

Peony Diana Parks SOLD OUT  (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.

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Fragrant Double Red Hybrid Peony Henry Bockstoce

Peony Henry Bockstoce SOLD OUT  (Bockstoce 1955)
Peony Henry Bockstoce an enormous double red, tall, hybrid, lovely dark burgundy red with a rose center. Strong 32" stems. Very fragrant. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Week 5 bloom date rating.

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Pale Yellow Hybrid Peony Prairie Moon

Peony Prairie Moon SOLD OUT  (Fay 1959)

Peony Prairie Moon has large soft creamy yellow blooms make this hybrid peony much sought after. Semi-double early on 32" stems. Some claim it is one of the most beautiful of the hybrid peonies. Peony Prairie Moon has extra strong stems of medium height. The foliage is bright glossy green and holds this color until frost. The flower can be a full double some years and rather single when first planted so let it settle in for two years before judging it’s value. It is suitable as a cut flower also. Week 5 bloom date rating.



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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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