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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.

Fragrant Gold Medal Hybrid Peony Red CharmSaunders Hybrid Peony BravuraPeony Terry Grudem
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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Peony Alexander Woollcott a rare Saunders Hyrbid

Peony Alexander Woollcott   (Saunders 1941)
Peony Alexander Woollcott an early blooming hybrid has a semi-double glossy, crimson red flower that is a bright cardinal red. The flowers are held on 24 - 30" stems with dark glossy green foliage and hold the cup shaped flowers upright. The vivid color does not fade until petal fall. A cross between Marie Jacquin and P. peregrina (lobata)it is one of the famous hybrids of Dr. Saunders. The garden display created when in bloom is incredible. If I was limited to only 10 peonies this one would be included in that special group. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$48.00

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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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Red Memorial Day Peony.

Paeonia officinalis rubra plena Red Memorial Day Peony  (ancient species known since 1581)

The Red Memorial Day Peony of intense brilliant crimson red color cultivated for centuries in Europe is a true antique of great garden value yet today. Easy to grow in warmer climates than many peonies. The mildly and pleasantly fragrant blooms are a welcome gift to friends. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 3 bloom date rating.

We will also have a very limited number in large pots at the nursery for our local customers.



$30.00

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Paeonia peregrina Sunshine

Paeonia peregrina 'Sunshine'   (selected form of species)
This is a selected clone of the species used successfully to create salmon, coral, flamingo or cherry colored hybrids. 20 Easy to please its bright red cup shaped flowers and deep green leaves are a perfect compliment to one another. Used by Saunders and Glasscock to produce many of the most collectable hybrids today. Needs full sun and a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Paeonia tenuifolia Wild Fern Leaf Peony

Paeonia tenuifolia Single Fern Leaf Peony  (wild species 1759)

Single Fern Leaf Peony This pixie-like wild botanical fern-leaf peony is just the way nature made it. Small enough to look right at home in a sunny rock garden. Much more dainty than the double flowered form at only 12” tall. It must have well drained soil and it will go dormant as early as August and should not be overwatered then. It is fertile and will produce seed so it can be used in hybridizing new plants or you can grow your own next generation of fern leaf peonies. The root structure is naturally small. Mature 3 eye divisions. Week 1 bloom date rating. We have begun to use this peony to create a whole new group of dwarf early blooming peonies. Supplies are limited on this fertile species peony.



$38.00

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Paeonia tenuifolia flore plena Double Red Fernleaf Peony

Paeonia tenuifolia flore plena Double Fern Leaf Peony  (ancient species 1836)

Double Fern Leaf Peony is scarlet, lipstick red and the earliest blooming of the double peonies. It must be grown in well drained soil in full all day sun. It can go dormant in early summer and should not be over watered at that time. Water from automatic sprinklers has been known to kill this plant so be sure and plant it where you can control the amount of water it will receive and cut back on watering once it starts to go dormant. Crowding by other plants or invading tree or shrub roots will also weaken and kill it. It is incredibly hardy when grown properly and is found growing in abandoned cemeteries in the open prairies which gives us a clue that it will thrive more easily in a fully exposed area with little extra care once established. Mature 3 eye divisions. Week 1 bloom date rating it is one of the first peonies to bloom in many gardens. We have half the number available this year as last year.

$50.00

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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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Rare Hybrid Peony Bright Knight

Peony Bright Knight  (Glasscock 1939)
Very rarely offered Peony Bright Knight is a large single hybrid peony flower that has a bright, true red color with an orange cast that makes it light up the garden with hot color. Early to bloom the very large flowers are held on strong stiff stems above dark green foliage. Strong grower that requires no support in the garden. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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Red Hybrid Peony Brightness

Peony Brightness  (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.

$27.00

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Brilliant Red Hybrid Peony Cardinal's Robe

Peony Cardinal's Robe  (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.



$27.00

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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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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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Peony Christmas Velvet

Peony Christmas Velvet   (Anderson 1992)
Peony Christmas Velvet is a brilliant red double hybrid. Strong 28 inch stems hold the large flowers up without additional support. Fragrant too! Week 5 bloom date rating. The parents are Mikado and Good Cheer.

$50.00

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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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Peony Daisy Coronet

Peony Daisy Coronet   (Kreckler/Klehm 1995)
Peony Daisy Coronet is an unusual small flowered peony with a red daisy like bloom. Quite unlike anything you would expect in a peony. The floral designers think it is exotic looking and when it has been used in a simple arrangement it is just mysterious looking. For the hybridizers looking for something unique this one will produce seeds.Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$19.00

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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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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.

$35.00

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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.



$25.00

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Peony Eliza Lundy ALM  (Kreckler 1975)
Peony Eliza Lundy is a marvelous compact growing glowing red double, bomb form hybrid peony. Not widely found except among the specialty peony growers it is a charming find. It has a bloom date rating of week 5 so it stretches out the season for the brilliant hybrids that typically bloom earlier. 24" tall. Plant in a well drained soil in full sun.

$25.00

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Rare Hybrid Red Peony Firebelle

Peony Firebelle  (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.

$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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Red Hybrid Peony Friz-Bee

Peony Friz-Bee  (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   (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.



$25.00

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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.

$25.00

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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.

$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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Excellent Cut Peony Henry St. Claire

Peony Henry St. Claire  (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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Red Hybrid Peony Illini Chief

Peony Illini Chief SOLD OUT  (Glasscock, 1940)
Peony Illini Chief Single hybrid with a distinct Orange-Red colored flower making it brilliant in the spring garden. Early blooming hybrid. A lactiflora x officinalis hybrid. The flowers are a bright red with a hint of orange when first open. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Always in short supply since other growers are always talking me into trading it for something they have that I don't so it rarely makes it to the web site - so now is your chance before it sells out.

$0.00

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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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Rare Candy Stripe Peony Independence Day

Peony Independence Day SOLD OUT  (Kornder 1999)
LAST CHANCE! This sold out the first day offered last year - this crop is smaller than that one so don't dawdle! Peony Independence Day is a double candy striped peony introduced by Tim Kornder and has rarely been offered. Strong coloration and full double form with vigorous growth makes it a great garden subject. And for the peony breeders it passes on it's candy stripe pattern to it's offspring. Strong 34 inch tall stems hold the blooms up without support. Stronger stems than Peony Candy Stripe. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$0.00

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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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