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PO Box 602
18581 County Road 4
Spring Grove, MN 55974
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Hidden Springs Flower Farm
PO Box 602
18581 County Road 4
Spring Grove, MN 55974

Hybrid Peonies

Hybrid Peonies

are hardy garden perennials,the result of crossing two or more different species peonies. This year we offer an amazing 59 different hybrid peony varieties the largest offering on the web!

They grow best in a well drained soil and are not recommended for heavy clay soils. If you wish to grow them in such a location we suggest they be planted in a raised bed filled with at least a 12" depth of well drained soil composed of 1/3 black dirt , 1/3 sand and 1/3 peatmoss that is well mixed and slightly mounded in the center of the bed to further encourage good drainage.

Peony Chocolate SoldierRare Saunders Hybrid Peony CampagnaGold Medal Winner Peony Coral Charm

Hybrid Peonies are some of the earliest peonies to bloom after the tree peonies and species peonies. There are a variety of leaf forms from narrow cutleaf forms to large almost tropical looking huge leaflets that make selection of these hybrid peonies even more interesting.

Hybrid peonies are often noted for their very strong stems which need no staking except for the largest double flowered forms. Because of this they make excellent landscape plants in the garden and cut flowers too. Those peonies with strong stems that do not require support in the garden are pointed out in the descriptions. You will find in our peony list many very difficult to find hybrid varieties.

They exhibit all the flower forms found in our traditional garden peonies and tend to have a greater representation in the single and semi-double forms. In many cases the colors of hybrid peonies are more dramatic and unmatched in the regular garden peonies especially in the red, yellow, and coral colors. There are some strikingly beautiful doubles and very rarely are they found in the form called Japanese. The most striking example is the variety Walter Mains.

Elegant hybrid flowers are found in colors from soft pastel lavender, fluorescent pink, coral, orange-red to vibrant cardinal red and yes even yellow which is found in it's brightest color among the intersectional peonies like Prairie Charm and the fragrant variety Yellow Crown.

Hybrid Peonies have some unusual parents involved in their genetic background and as a result they often have a very different root and crown structure. The most notable is when all the growing buds are clustered at the top a long and narrow crown which makes division very difficult. This also accounts for a smaller number of divisions from a single plant. Most all possess very strong stems and produce colorful peony bloom weeks ahead of the common garden peony varieties. The colorful hybrids are often in great demand by those looking for quality garden plants. Flower colors for the hybrid peonies vary from the brightest white to the darkest near black with vibrant reds, pastel pink, lavender, yellow, creamy pink and others with two tone coloration. Extend the peony bloom season with a selection of these hardy garden plants.

The emerging foliage can be a stunning chocolate brown and seed pods with bright coral and steel blue seeds add interest later in the growing season adding to their garden value. Most bloom two weeks ahead of garden peonies providing color for a longer period of time in the garden. Because of their close relation to species peonies they all demand excellent drainage and none tolerate soggy soils so pick a spot just to their liking for success.

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