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Hidden Springs Flower Farm
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Saunder's Peonies

Perhaps no other Peony breeder has inspired others to grow and hybridize peonies than Professor A.P. Saunders. His hybrid creations are avidly sought after for their unique beauty and qualities. These rare and historical varieties often sell out quickly.

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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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Saunders Hybrid Peony Athena

Peony Athena   (Saunders 1949)
Peony Athena is a stunning patterned, early blooming single, apricot buff with rosy pink flares inside each petal. The strong 30" stems grow quickly in the spring and the flower has a pleasant,light fragrance. This is one of Professor Saunders' Quad hybrids involving 4 different peony species in its background. The foliage stays healthy all season. Plant in full sun. Week 2 bloom date rating.

$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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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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Saunders Hybrid Peony Claudia

Peony Claudia  (Saunders 1944)

Peony Claudia is one of Saunders vigorous pink hybrids with large broad petals and strong growth habit with 30 to 36 inch stems that hold the flowers perfectly above the foliage. Week 4 bloom date rating.



$25.00

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Rare Saunders Peony Coralie

Peony Coralie  (Saunders 1940)
Peony Coralie is a rare Saunders hybrid with very large single crepe-like blooms of a glowing coral pink color. Peony Coralie is a "lobata of Perry" hybrid that has the genes for the fantastic bright coral pink colors that were unknown in the common garden peonies that form the backbone of most garden peonies. Earlier blooming it is an outstanding addition to the border. It has large pointed buds that make it easy to pick out in the field as the flower approaches bloom season. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 4 bloom date rating.

$30.00

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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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Rare Saunders Hybrid Peony Lotus Bloom

Peony Lotus Bloom Rare Saunders Hybrid  (Saunders 1943)
Single to Semi-double pink hybrid, 38" tall strong stems hold large lightly fragrant blooms beautifully. You are lucky to own one of these Saunder’s hybrids that are becoming harder to find all the time. Week 4 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$30.00

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Saunders Hybrid Peony Lovely Rose

Peony Lovely Rose ALM  (Saunders 1942)
A rare Saunders hybrid, semi-double, early, creamy rose pink, unique color and lovely habit of holding petals upright. The large flowers while a delicate pink make a big impression in the spring garden. This Award of Landscape Merit Winner does not require support in the garden! Week 4 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil.

$25.00

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Gold Medal Winning Saunders Hybrid Peony Ludovica

Peony Ludovica GM  (Saunders 1941)
Peony Ludovica an award winning Saunders hybrid is a very large semi double clear rose pink hybrid. Rounded petals. Early blooming. Many years ago our friends brought this peony to our attention in their garden and it has been a long time favorite ever since. APS Gold Medal Winner! Many have fallen in love with this peony after seeing it in bloom or displayed in a vase full of flowers. Plant in full sun and a well drained soil. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Rare Saunders Hybrid Peony Requiem

Peony Requiem  (Saunders 1941)
Peony Requiem This opaque cream white single hybrid from Dr. Saunders is held on strong 37” stems. The broad leaves show its macrophylla heritage. The red pistils add a spark of color in the center of the flower. Week 4 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.

$25.00

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Rare Saunders Hybrid Peony Your Majesty

Peony Your Majesty SOLD OUT  (Saunders 1947)
A very rare Saunders Hybrid. The single vivid scarlet red blossoms are held proudly on tall 35 - 48" stems. This hybrid is the result of crossing a lactiflora garden peony with Paeonia peregrina (lobata). This is one hybrid that you will rarely find offered and our supply is extremely limited this season. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil.

$0.00

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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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