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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
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Peony Lady Alexandra Duff  (Kelway 1902)
Peony Lady Alexandra Duff is a superb semi-double to double blush lavender-pink flower with large center flower surrounded by smaller semi-double side blooms so a single stem makes a whole bouquet. Strong stems very floriferous with a graceful garden effect. Fragrant. There are two peonies in the trade under this name and the one we offer matches the original description having a pleasant fragrance. The other has little to no noticable fragrance but is a lovely peony none-the-less and we afre building up a supply to offer it in the future. For now get the real thing while we have it offered this year. Week 5 bloom date rating. 36" stems. Plant in full sun.

$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.

$35.00

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Delicate White Japanese Ikebana Peony Lotus Queen

Peony Lotus Queen  (Murawska 1947)
Peony Lotus Queen This peony variety looks like a giant quilled chrysanthemum. It's intricate flower parts make it distinct and unusual enough to be considered one of the fine collectable varieties of this form of peonies.

Japanese cup shape pure white guards surround fine narrow yellow center petals that are rolled into tubes for half of their length ending in frilly tips. Lightly fragrant its 36” long stems are a perfect length for cutting and use in flower arrangements. Dark green foliage. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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Rare French Antique White Double Peony Mme Emile Lemoine

Peony Madame Emile Lemoine   (Lemoine 1899)
Peony Madame Emile Lemoine is rarer and not nearly as easy to find, this double white French Antique peony with a tall center with red flecks is slightly fragrant. The advantage of this variety over other similar varieties is the stronger stems and darker green foliage. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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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 Miss Eckhardt

Peony Miss Eckhardt  (Roelof-Arendsveen 1928)
Peony Miss Eckhardt is a bright pink double, very large fragrant flowers, midseason bloom on 34" stems. Popular in Europe its clear color and good flower size make it a delightful addition to your garden. Plant in full sun. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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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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Gold Medal Winner Double White Peony Mother's Choice

Peony Mother's Choice GM  (Glasscock 1951)
Peony Mother's Choice is a huge, full double white of perfect form on strong 30" stems, midseason, one of the best! Almost every stem produces a bloom and every bloom is near perfection even when newly planted. Some say, this is unquestionably one of the finest white peonies in existence. Cut Flower. APS Gold Medal Winner! Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$30.00

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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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Peony My Love

Peony My Love  (Hollingsworth 1992)
Peony My Love is a double blush that changes to white after opening it's lovely blooms. You can enjoy the blush color longer by cutting it as the flower opens and enjoying it in a vase in your home. A vigorous grower and generous bloomer it is a delicately colored and very pretty flower. 38" stems. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Double Red Peony Paul M. Wild

Peony Paul M Wild  (Wild 1964)
Peony Paul M Wild is a very large vivid ruby-red double lactiflora. It holds its color for a long time in the garden. Midseason 38". It will open all the side buds so that the stems must be supported in the garden. For really huge blooms remove the extra side buds before they are green pea size. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$23.00

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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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Award of Landscape Merit Bright Yellow Itoh Peony Prairie Charm

Peony Prairie Charm ALM SOLD OUT  (Hollingsworth 1992)
Peony Prairie Charm is an Award of Landscape Merit Winner! Yellow flowering Itoh hybrid is a semi double bright yellow with robust leaves and red flares at the base of the petals. The side buds provide a succession of bloom for a long period of time during the bloom season. Vigorous hardy growth. 28” stems. Week 5 bloom date rating.

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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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True Red Saunders Hybrid Peony Red Red Rose

Peony Red Red Rose  (Saunders 1942)
Peony Red Red Rose is one of Saunders best, a single to semi-double bright red hybrid with blooms that are cup shaped and held neatly above glossy foliage on sturdy 30” upright stems. The color of this one is outstanding, a clear red. Early mid-season bloom. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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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 RARE  (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.

$35.00

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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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