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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
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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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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Fragrant Gold Medal Winner Peony Annisquam

Peony Annisquam GM RARE  (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.

$45.00

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Peony Bartzella GM/ALM   (Anderson 1986)
Gold Medal and American Peony Society Award of Landscape Merit Winner! Fragrant, full double yellow intersectional hybrid with red flares. The 6-8" blooms are held on strong 32" stems above the dark green foliage of the plant. A profuse bloomer with a long season of bloom. These are strong, full size field grown divisions from original stock not small tissue culture plants! Week 5 - 6 bloom date rating.

$79.00

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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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Gold Medal ALM Hybrid Peony Burma

Peony Burma Ruby GM/ALM  (Glasscock 1951)
Peony Burma Ruby is a striking red semi-double hybrid. Brilliant color and fragrance add to it's appeal and as a Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Merit winner that never needs staking you know this is a high quality peony. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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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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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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ALM Winner Peony Comanche

Peony Comanche ALM SOLD OUT  (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.

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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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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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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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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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Classic Double White Peony Festiva Maxima

Peony Festiva Maxima   (Miellez 1851)
Peony Festiva Maxima is often substituted with inferior whites with red flares but the true Festiva Maxima is a tall massive globular double white with red flares and is one of the oldest and still one of the best very fragrant lactiflora whites. 36" or more tall. The healthy , dark green and large foliage is very distinctive. Needs staking to support the large blooms in the garden. As a cut flower it is still very beautiful. Plant in full sun and give it some support for the flowers in bloom. When out of bloom the dark green foliage remains attractive in the garden. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Bright Red Hybrid Peony Flame

Peony Flame  (Glasscock 1939)
Peony Flame a hybrid peony has medium to large single crimson-red flowers with a orange flame-like coloration in petals. Compact and free flowering hybrid, 26 - 32", early. Good cut flower. On sandy soils the color is a more coral pink and brighter red on loam and clay soils. Strong stems never need support. This variety will grow very quickly to make a large many flowered clump. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil.Week 4 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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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 fargrant! 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. Very limited supply in 2015. SOLD OUT

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Brilliant Yellow Itoh Peony Garden Treasure

Peony Garden Treasure GM/ALM  (Hollingsworth 1984)
Peony Garden Treasure Gorgeous yellow Itoh intersectional hybrid of garden and tree peony parentage. It is semi-double to a full double bright yellow color with red flares at the base of the 20 - 50 petals. APS Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Merit Winner! Very hardy and vigorous. Plant in full sun. These are full size divisions from mature field grown plants that are true to type.

$75.00

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Mildly Fragrant Double White Peony Gardenia

Peony Gardenia  (Lins 1954)
Peony Gardenia, loveliest large double blush white peony on strong 34" stems. Dark green leaves. A sweet but mild enchanting fragrance to admire when cut for weddings, table decoration or gift giving. A great show and garden flower which is a vigorous grower. Blooms early midseason. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Peony Gay Paree

Peony Gay Paree ALM Winner for 2015!  (Auten 1933)
Peony Gay Paree is outstanding, fragrant, vigorous, distinct cerise pink guard petals with a white rose flushed anemone center, dainty in effect. Dramatic contrast for your peony collection. And, the American Peony Society has recognized it'as outstanding garden performance with an Award of Landscape Merit. Given to only 3 peonies this year! Late-midseason on 40" stems. If you remove the side buds while they are pea-sized you will have a very beautiful, much larger bloom. Leave the side buds on if you prefer an extended bloom season, but you should try to see how much larger the bloom gets by removing the sidebuds you'll be amazed. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Double Red Hybrid Peony Henry Bockstoce

Peony Henry Bockstoce  (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.

$27.00

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Peony Honey Gold

Peony Honey Gold  (Klehm 1966)
Peony Honey Gold a double white with a mass of yellow petals in the center. Fragrant, 30" mid-season. Peony gardeners are so thrilled whenever it is offered because it makes a such a good cut flower and is so distinctive in the garden. Very impressive! Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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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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