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

Red Peonies

Red peonies are found in colors from a deep rosy red, chocolate red, mahogany red, red with purple overtones, orange-red and even brilliant fire engine red. This group includes some very fragrant peonies too. Red peonies are symbolic of intense and enduring love.

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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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Early Blooming Hybrid Peony Angelo Cobb Freeborn

Peony Angelo Cobb Freeborn  (Freeborn 1943)
Peony Angelo Cobb Freeborn is a bright rosy red hybrid double with coral pink coloration as the flower opens fully. It is very popular for it's unusual bright coloring and fully packed double blooms. 34" tall with clean healthy foliage. Compact growing. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Peony Ben Erickson

Peony Ben Erickson  (Tischler 1999)
Peony Ben Erickson is a rare peony from Bob Tischler named for his then youngest grandson, it has brilliant 5-6" red blooms are highlighted with purple tones when the bloom season is cool. Yellow stamens will peak through as the flower is opening until the petals are fully expanded. Bright blooms are held on strong stems. This Tischler peony has had a very limited release and distribution. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Peony Bonanza Double Red

Peony Bonanza  (Franklin 1947)
Bonanza is a brilliant colorfast dark red globular double, upright grower with good stems blooms week 5 of the 7 week bloom date sequence. 36" Upright growth and strong stems. Very attractive and popular with gardeners whenever it is offered. Plant in full sun.

$25.00

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Saunders Hybrid Peony Bravura

Peony Bravura  (Saunders 1943)
Peony Bravura is a brilliant true crimson red colored early blooming Saunders' hybrid peony with a large cup shaped bloom. Although registered as a single it has an extra row of petals with a light yellow center. A compact 25" tall it requires no support in the garden. Very early blooming, medium green foliage. Very quick to establish it makes a nice display in the garden with its vibrant true red colored blooms. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Week 3 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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Red Hybrid Peony Brightness

Peony Brightness RARE  (Glasscock 1947)
Peony Brightness is a cup shaped bright red single blooms on a compact 30” bush. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$23.00

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Award Winning Peony Buckeye Belle

Peony Buckeye Belle GM/ALM  (Mains 1956)
American Peony Society Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Merit Winner! Peony Buckeye Belle always amazes people with it's deep mahogany, black-red, cup shaped semi-double flowers. It is a wonderful hybrid blooming very early. The cup shape holds a center of gold to accent the dark flower petals. Top notch cut flower and very nice foliage all season long. The 30" stems hold the flowers upright without any additional support making it a great choice for landscaping. Fantastic dark green upright foliage adds to it's neat appearance in the garden. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Week 4 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.

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Brilliant Red Hybrid Peony Cardinal's Robe

Peony Cardinal's Robe SOLD OUT  (Saunders 1940)

Peony Cardinal's Robe is a single hybrid peony with glossy, scarlet red flowers. A sought after rarity of many Saunders peony collectors and noted as one of his best for its brilliant color. Compact at only 26” tall. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.



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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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Red Hybrid Peony Crusader

Peony Crusader  (Glasscock 1940)
Peony Crusader is a large semi-double hybrid with 5 rows of scarlet red petals, strong 32" stems with dark green foliage. A vigorous, easy hybrid to grow. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Red Double Peony David Erickson

Peony David Erickson  (Tischler 1999)
Peony David Erickson was not widely distributed, this is a very nice peony from Bob Tischler's breeding program. Very colorful dark red double bomb peony sometimes has very fine red stamens tipped with yellow. Excellent foliage 30 to 32" tall. Week 5 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$30.00

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Huge Red Double Peony Douglas Brand

Peony Douglas Brand  (Tischler 1972)
Peony Douglas Brand is perhaps one of Bob Tischler's most famous peonies. Largest of all double peonies, 10" of brilliant red color on a strong 34" stem. Super cut flower and a fine show plant. Mid season bloom. A great and vigorous bloomer for us in the northlands. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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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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Double Peony Edward F Flynn

Peony Edward F Flynn  (Brand 1942)
Peony Edward F Flynn has brilliant deep red double flowers and is perhaps one of the very best to be introduced by A.M. Brand, later blooming than most other red double peonies it comes into bloom at the end of week 5 and a day before the week 6 peonies. It is similar to Phillipe Rivoire but with stronger growth, more robust foliage and larger flowers. Plant in full sun. Good cut flower. Rarely offered. Week 5 bloom date rating. May have purple tones to the flower in cool blooming seasons.

$25.00

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Rare Saunders Hybrid Peony Edward F Steichen

Peony Edward Steichen RARE Saunders Hybrid  (Saunders 1941)

Peony Edward Steichen a semi-double vivid dark red Saunder's hybrid,large handsome flowers, lasts well, spreading habit, finest of this strain. Early 30" tall. Has produced an occasional seed which is rare for some of these Saunders hybrids. Foliage is a chartreuse color when first emerging adding to it's garden interest. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Week 3 bloom date rating.



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Rare Hybrid Red Peony Firebelle

Peony Firebelle RARE  (Mains 1959)
Peony Firebelle is a very bright red semi-double to nearly full double hybrid. The glossy sheen to the petals is very attractive, early blooming on 30" stems it is both a great garden and cut flower. Plant in full sun. A popular variety in Canada it is hard to find in the US. Week 4 bloom date rating.

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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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Red Hybrid Peony Friz-Bee

Peony Friz-Bee RARE  (Tischler 1999)
Peony Friz-Bee a dark red hybrid introduction of Bob Tischlers' was named for the Friesen's dog which would keep Bob company while tending the peony fields. It has 5-6" blooms with a bright yellow center. The 22 -24" stems are strong and require no support to hold up the flowers in the garden. It blooms early above glossy green, disease free foliage. No side buds. Week 3 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil.

$25.00

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Bright Red Hybrid Peony Gay Cavalier

Peony Gay Cavalier RARE  (Glasscock 1944)

Peony Gay Cavalier is a generous blooming single red scarlet hybrid that blooms early and grows quickly to form a good size plant. The foliage is a nice glossy green. Catches the attention of many visitors to our garden early in the peony bloom season. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.



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Rare Peony Gibralter

Peony Gibralter  (Bigger 1958)
Peony Gibralter is a full rose type double dark pink that blooms late season. It is a good cut and garden variety on 36" stems. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating. It is rarely offered, this peony is great for extending the peony bloom season.

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Gold Medal Winning Red Hybrid Peony Golden Glow

Peony Golden Glow GM  (Glasscock 1935)
Peony Golden Glow is an impressive and strong, robust hybrid peony. Blooms are a brilliant scarlet with orange undertones, and a mass of pure gold stamens. Blooms are held cup shaped and grows tall with extremely heavy and sturdy stems. The foliage is large and dark green. APS Gold Medal Winner! Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

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Excellent Cut Peony Henry St. Claire

Peony Henry St. Claire RARE  (Brand 1941)
Peony Henry St. Claire is a brilliant double red bomb with strong stems it makes a good cut flower. The color carries a long distance in the field and the foliage is a glossy dark green making it easy to pick out of the hundreds of other varieties we grow. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating. This was the talk of the bride's wedding bouquet this past summer.

$27.00

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Robust Red Hybrid Peony Illini Warrior

Peony Illini Warrior  (Auten 1955)
Robust growing Peony Illini Warrior is more brilliant in color than Illini Belle. This hybrid by Auten is every bit as beautiful and vigorous as others in this color group. A single deep red hybrid, early blooming, 32" tall deep red colored blooms on strong supporting stems with dark green foliage, vigorous growing. It will rarely produce a seed when pollinated with another hybrid tetraploid. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Sultry Dark Red Peony John Harvard

Peony John Harvard  (Auten 1939)
Peony John Harvard is an early blooming hybrid peony who's form can vary from single to almost double. A very dark red of unfading color, it has tall strong stems. It is one of the most outstanding dark flowered hybrids we grow. This variety is always outstanding at the peony shows. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$35.00

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Dark Red Double Peony Judy Becker

Peony Judy Becker RARE  (Sass 1941)
Peony Judy Becker is a rose type, rich dark red double with good size and strong stems. Compact plant. Considered one of the finest red lactifloras. Plant in full sun. High ratings as a cut flower variety. Week 5 bloom rating. A rich fine color and good full double flower.

$25.00

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Floriferous Gold Medal Peony Kansas

Peony Kansas GM  (Bigger 1940)
Peony Kansas, tall bright clear red to fuchsia-purple double blooms mid-season on strong 36" stems. Very clean bright green foliage, full flower is excellent for cutting. Easily grown and blooms freely. An APS Gold Medal Winner! If you want huge blooms remove the side buds when they are the size of a small green pea. Or you can leave them on the stem to extend the bloom season. Plant in full sun. Light fragrance adds to it's appeal. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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Gold Medal Award of Landscape Merit Peony Many Happy Returns

Peony Many Happy Returns GM/ALM  (Hollingsworth 1986)
Peony Many Happy Returns is a bomb double red hybrid noted for its ease and abundance of bloom and neat plant habit with strong 28-30” stems. The foliage is distinctly wavy and finer than other hybrids adding to it's garden interest. A Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Medal winner! It is also an excellent cut flower adding to it’s value. Week 4 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$25.00

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Bright Red Double Peony Mary Brand

Peony Mary Brand  (Brand 1907)
Peony Mary Brand a dark, clear claret-red rose type double with a brilliant sheen is still turning heads after 100 years. Blooms midseason and makes a great garden display. Exceptional keeping quality as a cut flower. Only 28" tall with good dark green foliage. Plant in full sun. Week 5 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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Peony Paul Friesen  (Tischler 1995)
Peony Paul Friesen is one of Harvey's favorite single red hybrid peonies. Blooms are held on strong, sturdy stems above dark green foliage that grow 24 to 25 inches in height. Excellent foliage and no staking required. A rare introduction of Bob Tischler's. Week 3 or 4 bloom date rating.

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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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Red Hybrid Peony Raspberry Charm

Peony Raspberry Charm  (Wissing 1985)
Peony Raspberry Charm is a brilliant semi-double raspberry-red colored hybrid that has the same delightful form as Coral Charm. Strong 32" stems with clean foliage. Early season. Week 4 bloom date rating.

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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.

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Regal Red Hybrid Double Peony Red Grace

Peony Red Grace  (Glasscock 1980)
Peony Red Grace is a double deep red hybrid, ball form has tightly packed petals to almost form a complete globe, good substance and strong 36" stems. Once seen it remains etched in your mind as a model of fine form and grace. Although Red Charm gets more press I think this variety has better foliage and finer plant habit. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 5 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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Peony Rosabel

Peony Rosabel  (Sass 1937)
Peony Rosabel blooms midseason as a red double, large perfect flowers of a rose red color, strong stems, blooms freely. The bloom size is very nice for those looking for a large bloom that is well balanced. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Double Red Peony Royal Charter

Peony Royal Charter  (Wild 1966)
Peony Royal Charter is an early midseason blooming, double red, 30-34", A very large waxy, velvety red with the form of Mons Jules Elie but more loosely built. A good grower, waxy green foliage on heavy stems. In our fields it is one of the first double reds to come into bloom. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom rating. It has produced some Itoh seedlings!

$22.00

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Peony Ruth Elizabeth RARE  (Brand 1936)
Peony Ruth Elizabeth a double dark red, 30” tall stems. Most red doubles bloom early and because this one blooms later you can use it to contrast nicely with the double white peonies that typically bloom at this same time in the garden. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$35.00

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