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Japanese Peony

The Japanese peony flower form has also been referred to as the Imperial form peony and it truely is a lovely sight in the garden. Characterized by strong stems and mid to late bloom the Japanese peony flower forms are as lovely in the garden as in a vase inside your home. Interest in this flower form by gardeners and florists continues to increase. Gardeners are looking for something exotic to add to their gardens in a strong dependable garden perennial.

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Peony Alicia Kunkel

Peony Alicia Kunkel   (Tischler 1987)
Alicia Kunkel is a lavender rose colored Japanese formed bloom with a rose yellow center and an accent of green in the center of the bloom from the green carpels. The strong 30" stiff stems are topped with a 6" blooms set low to the medium green foliage. A well-formed, plant and a free bloomer. Blooms mid-season. Bloom Date Rating Week 5.

$23.00

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Red Japanese Peony Battle Flag

Peony Battle Flag  (Nicholls 1941)
Peony Battle Flag is an Imperial or Japanese form red peony has consistently been a garden favorite. It is the very deep glowing red color that is such an attraction and often picked out ahead of other similar varieties. Staminodes are also red with yellow back sides. Midseason bloom. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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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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Peony Break O Day   (Murawska 1947)
Peony Break O Day is a dark pink Japanese that has large rounded guard petals and a dark red cushion of staminodes tipped with gold in the center. It's a great cut flower with a good long vase life. The flowers are held on 34" stems and have a midseason bloom. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Peony Carefree

Peony Carefree  (Tischler 1976)
Peony Carefree is a Japanese form peony with medium red coloration. This arrangement type flower covers the plant with blooms. Our row of them in the field always attracts people from across the field to see what was blooming in such a mass of color on this rare and hard to find peony. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Marble White Peony Cararra

Peony Carrara  (Bigger 1952)
Peony Carrara is a pure white peony with broad, large guard petals that surround the lacy center that opens creamy white and matures white as the flower opens fully. This Japanese type peony is stunning in bloom on 36" stems mid-season. The texture of the center of the flower adds interest for those who wish to create an all white garden. A favorite of floral designers and one of the most popular for wedding work because there is no pollen to ruin the bride's dress. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Yellow and White Peony Faribo Gold

Peony Faribo Gold  (Tischler 1966)
Peony Faribo Gold has crisp white outer petals and a brilliant golden yellow center that makes Faribo Gold stand out at bloom time for those gardeners who want a peony that brings a spark of brilliance to their garden at that time of the bloom season. This tall white Japanese variety is a vigorous growing plant and produces a good quantity of flowers. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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Colorful Japanese Form Peony Frank Newbold

Peony Frank Newbold  (Gumm 1930)
Peony Frank Newbold is a deep pink Japanese or sometimes called Imperial form peony. It blooms midseason and has a very attractive, bright combination of pink outer petals and a golden center. Quite distinct to add to your peony collection. Week 6 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$25.00

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Dramatic Japanese Peony Gail Tischler

Peony Gail Tischler   (Tischler 1964)
Peony Gail Tischler is a lovely medium pink cupped Japanese form blooms late on tall strong stems. The center is fuller than some other Japanese types. Plant in full sun. Much rarer than Kay Tischler and quite distinct from her sister's namesake. This peony has a very tidy bloom and an elegant effect in the garden. Week 6 bloom date rating. We will be withdrawing this variety once sold out for propagation so if you are interested in adding this Minnesota bred variety to your collection this is the year.

$30.00

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Fragrant Peony Gay Paree

Peony Gay Paree  (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. 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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Charming Peony Heidi

Peony Heidi  (Tischler 1972)
Peony Heidi is a delightful lavender Japanese lactiflora, 26", midseason, 4 -5" blooms are the perfect size for a mixed bouquet and arrangements. Strong stems. Very upright foliage of a medium light green perfect for the landscape. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Peony Hit Parade

Peony Hit Parade  (Nicholls 1965)
Peony Hit Parade is a midseason blooming Japanese pink, 40” tall, a very good rose pink for a showy display in the garden, full fluffy center is lighter pink than the two rows of outer petals, color of the center of petals is magenta rose and lighter on the outer edges, pistils are a light green. Plenty of flowers to use a few for cut flowers in the vase too. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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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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Large Pink Japanese Form Peony Kay Tischler

Peony Kay Tischler  (Tischler 1964)
Peony Kay Tischler is stunning! Large 8" bright pink Japanese with a bright pink center tipped in yellow, excellent garden and cut flower with many blooms. Many side buds extend the bloom season as they continue to open in succession. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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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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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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Rare Japanese Peony Mandarin's Coat

Peony Mandarin's Coat  (Marx/Rogers 1978)
Peony Mandarin's Coat is a bright dark pink Japanese with a wonderful contrasting center. RARE and very hard to find this compact 18 - 24" growing peony is a very good cut flower with a large number of blooms per plant. It took us many years to find this variety and we hope you will enjoy growing it in your garden. Our potted plants sold out very quickly so we dug extra to meet the demand this year. Stock for mail order is more limited this year, so first come first served. Stems are strong and support the blooms well. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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Floriferous Peony Mikado

Peony Mikado  (Japan 1893)
Peony Mikado has a floral presentation in the garden that is just wonderful as the flowers are held above the foliage in a horizontal plane giving a high visual impact in the garden. Japanese form bloom has cupped red outer petals with a rose and yellow center, very floriferous on strong tall stems. Because of its vigor and prodigious flower production it is perhaps one of the most widely grown of all the Japanese form peonies. This one has been handed down in many families and if you are looking to find a long lived and dependable peony that will not flop over in bloom this one is a perfect choice. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$23.00

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Red Japanese Form Peony Nippon Beauty

Peony Nippon Beauty  (Auten 1927)
Peony Nippon Beauty is a deep red Japanese type bloom with dark petaloids tipped yellow. Side buds extend your peony flower season. Noted for it's great ability to retain its flower color well in hot conditions. It is a very generous bloomer. When paired with a white flowered peony the contrast makes you an instant, winning garden combination. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$23.00

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Huge Pink Peony Patricia Hanratty

Peony Patricia Hanratty  (Gardner/Hanratty 1951)
Peony Patricia Hanratty has very large saucer shaped rose red Japanese form blooms with rose staminodes tipped lemon yellow on tall strong stems midseason. 38” tall stems. Rarely offered this peony has a big majestic bloom that is fertile and will produce seeds.Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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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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Rare Saunders Lactiflora Peony Solo Flight

Peony Solo Flight Rare Saunders Peony  (Saunders 1935)
Peony Solo Flight is a rarity amongst the peony originations of the famous Dr. Saunders because it is a lactiflora peony. This lovely blush colored Japanese form bloom is large and tall at 40" in height. It's soft yellow center is in keeping with it's blush pastel pink petals. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$35.00

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Translucent Pink Peony Vera Tischler

Peony Vera Tischler  (Brand/ Tischler 1966)
Peony Vera Tischler a pink Japanese lactiflora is very floriferous, late-midseason on 36" tall stems providing ample stem length for cutting and enjoying inside in a large vase. Pick them just as the first petal unfolds from the bud to enjoy them indoors for nearly a week. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$23.00

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Japanese Form Red Hybrid Peony Walter Mains

Peony Walter Mains GM   (Mains 1957)
Peony Walter Mains is a large flowered Hybrid with a Japanese form of glowing red color, this hybrid is accented by the vibrant gold center. Show stopping blooms are held on strong stems, early in the peony bloom season. This APS Gold Medal winner will have cars slowing down to see what’s blooming in your garden. The Japanese form is very rare in Hybrid peonies and this one is most likely the best of them all. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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Gold Medal Peony Westerner

Peony Westerner GM  (Bigger 1942)
Peony Westerner This is likely our very largest yet graceful Imperial form variety of peony. Extremely large broad pink petals surround a center of bright gold on this APS Gold Medal winning Japanese form peony. Fantastic symetrical flower shape above 36 inch stems. People remember it from the fields and have to add one to their gardens. Plant in full sun. Absolutely beautiful in a simple Japanese Style flower arrangement or left on the plant to create that "oh my goodness look at the size of that flower" exclamation. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$22.00

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Peonies teach patience as they take an extra year to get a good root under them before blooming to their full potential.

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