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

White and Blush Peonies

White peonies signify purity of heart and are classic garden flowers and beloved in their billowing masses while in bloom. This group includes some very fragrant peonies, especially those by the French breeder Calot. Add something special to your garden this year with unusual and unique varieties from Hidden Springs Flower Farm.

Double White Peony DuluthMarble White Peony CararraDouble White Peony Grand Forks
Peony Addie Tischler

Peony Addie Tischler  (Tischler 1987)
Peony Addie Tischler is a lovely peony was selected by visitors to Bob Tischler’s peony fields that was named for Bob’s wife Addie. Our favorite blush peony for several years in a row and written up by other peony fanciers as one of their favorites too. This double blush peony has 7" blooms on strong, straight, thick 30" stems. The heavy flower substance adds to the flowers resistance to rain effects. The foliage is a wonderful dark green color. I just love it's balanced beauty. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$30.00

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Peony Angel Cheeks GM/ALM  (Carl G Klehm 1977)

Peony Angel Cheeks is a bomb shaped double 26" tall and Mid-season bloom, Soft cameo pink flower with red striping on the top most petals. Sturdy stems support excellent green foliage. Disease resistant and mildly fragrant. APS Gold Medal and Award of Landscape Merit Winner! Week 5 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun.



$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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Itoh Tree Peony Hybrid Cora Louise

Peony Cora Louise Itoh Tree Peony Hybrid  (Anderson, R. 1986)

Peony Cora Louise is one of the fine new white Itoh, tree peony hybrids that has a striking purple center butterfly flare. The Itoh Hybrids all have excellent plant habits, long bloom seasons and great vigor. And they are much hardier than the tree peonies and send up flowering shoots from the ground each spring so there is no problem with lack of bloom after a harsh winter. Week 5 through week 6 bloom date rating.



$74.00

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Fertile Hybrid Peony Dearest

Peony Dearest  (Pehrson/Hollingsworth 1992)
Peony Dearest is a single pink hybrid, fertile tetraploid, greenish cream white petals edged and veined cool, sharp pink, stigmas and filaments pink, a new unique pattern for peonies, very early and very strong 34" stems. Useful for further hybridizing, fertile both ways. Dawn Glow is one of it's parents. The glossy reflective surface of the petals is a unique feature of this flower. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Week 3 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Antiuque French Peony Duchesse de Nemours

Peony Duchesse de Nemours  (Calot 1856)
Peony Duchesse de Nemours Fragrant double white, popular cut flower blooms early for a white, large cupped guard petals, very floriferous with strong stems. Still a valuable plant after over 150 years. It produces an abundance of blooms and if you wish to have larger blooms simple remove the small side buds before they reach green pea size. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$22.00

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Rare Peyton Peony Dunlora

Peony Dunlora RARE  (Peyton 1943)
Peony Dunlora A rare historical find, this plant was the namesake of Mr. Peyton's peony enterprise. It was tought to be lost to cultivation but was acquired from Bob Tischler who had received it from the Brand Peony Collection. It still had an old metal root tag attached at the time of digging. Dunlora has single white flowers held neatly above leaves as though trimmed to 27" tall. It is this neat plant habit that sets it apart from other white single peonies. Early, one of the first singles to open. Week 5 bloom date rating. Plant in full sun. Our supplies are getting lower as people discover and preserve this important and lovely single white peony.

$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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Award of Landscape Merit Winner Peony Krinkled White

Peony Krinkled White ALM  (Brand 1928)
Peony Krinkled White is an Award of Landscape Merit Winner from the American Peony Society. Large single flowers with broad pure white petals, especially fine for cutting with strong slender straight stems. Light green foliage color. Plant noted for its drought tolerance and performance under adverse conditions once established. A very fine garden subject. 31" stems. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$20.00

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White Memorial Day Peony.

Paeonia officinalis alba plena RARE White Double Memorial Day Peony

This is the rarer white form of the Memorial Day Peony that our ancestors grew about their farm house. It will show some pink frosting on the edges in cooler weather which actually looks very nice. It has produced a few rare hybrids as the seed parent so is useful for the peony breeder. Very Limited supply. Mature 3 eye blooming size divisions.

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



$38.00

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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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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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Double White Lins Peony Mercedes

Peony Mercedes  (Lins 1956)
Peony Mercedes is a large full double blush pink, deepening toward the center becoming nearly all white as the flower matures. The pink color may be more pronounced with cooler bloom temperatures or in warm years may open blush quickly turning white. Good stems and heavy substance. Plant in full sun. A fine introduction of Mr. Lins it has stood up in the garden after a good rain while many others had to be stood back up again. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Blush Cut Flower Peony Minuet

Peony Minuet  (Franklin 1931)
Peony Minuet a very large full rose shaped light pink on 42" long stems that are perfect for cutting and keeps well in a vase. The large blooms should have some support in the garden. If you are cutting for a fresh flower market this is a good one for its production qualities.Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Fragrant Gold Medal Winner Peony Miss America

Peony Miss America GM   (Mann and van Steen 1936)
Peony Miss America is a peony of the highest quality, very large semi-double blush white flowers of good substance on strong 36" stems. APS Gold Medal Winner, and fragrant too! This variety has been used successfully as a parent of the Itoh hybrids. And to top it off it is a good cut flower variety. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$22.00

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Fragrant Gold Medal Peony Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Peony Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt GM  (Franklin 1932)
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt is a very beautiful full double light pink water lily-like bloom with long overlapping cupped petals enfolding a rose bud center, very fragrant, free flowering, good cut flower. Midseason, 28 -36". Huge size, form and color combine to make it outstanding! APS Gold Medal Winner! Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Peony My Love

Peony My Love  (Hollingsworth 1992)
Peony My Love is a double blush that changes to white after opening it's lovely blooms. You can enjoy the blush color longer by cutting it as the flower opens and enjoying it in a vase in your home. A vigorous grower and generous bloomer it is a delicately colored and very pretty flower. 38" stems. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Double White Peony Old Lace

Peony Old Lace  (Lins 1945)
Peony Old Lace is another masterful creation of Mr. Lins this is a beautiful ivory white 8"+ full double flat bloom composed of carefully arranged narrow petals from the center, tall, early-midseason bloom. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Stately White Peony Pico

Peony Pico   (Freeborn 1934)
Peony Pico is a very large pure white cup shaped single with a full center of gold stamens. Exceptionally strong 36" stems means you don’t have to stake the plant. Midseason bloom. A top class white single, beautiful en-masse. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$21.00

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Peony William Pickett

Peony William Pickett RARE  (Tischler 1965)
Peony William Pickett has a creamy, white double flower. The flower form is very compact with tightly placed petals. As the bloom matures it becomes ball shaped. Upright 34” stems, good foliage, blooms late. Rarely offered. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$30.00

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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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Dramatic White Peony Spellbinder

Peony Spellbinder  (Bigger 1960)
Peony Spellbinder a large single early blooming white with a compact yellow center. The broad petals allow it to make a dramatic garden display on 34 - 36" stems! Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Peony Summer Carnival SOLD OUT  (Klehm 1999)
Peony Summer Carnival is a candy stripped cheerful Japanese form peony with a compact 30" growing height. Delightfully different for the whimsical gardener. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

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Peony Archie Tischler

Peony Archie Tischler RARE SOLD OUT  (Brand/Tischler 1969)
Archie Tischler is a double light pink that changes to white as the flower opens and matures. Blooms appear late season. Very lovely flower of beautiful form raised in Minnesota. Rarely offered and difficult to find variety. Week 7 Bloom Date Rating. Plant in full sun.

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Gold Medal Winner Double White Peony Mother's Choice

Peony Mother's Choice GM SOLD OUT  (Glasscock 1951)
Peony Mother's Choice is a huge, full double white of perfect form on strong 30" stems, midseason, one of the best! Almost every stem produces a bloom and every bloom is near perfection even when newly planted. Some say, this is unquestionably one of the finest white peonies in existence. Cut Flower. APS Gold Medal Winner! Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

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White Double Peony Allan Rogers

Peony Allan Rogers SOLD OUT  (Seidl/Wierstra 2011)
Peony Allan Rogers a large, double white peony named in honor of Allan Rogers the peony grower and author of a wonderful peony book. Developed by Bill Seidl another notable peony expert. Bloom date rating is week 6.

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Fragrant Gold Medal Peony Mrs. J. V. Edlund

Peony Mrs. J. V. Edlund GM SOLD OUT  (Edlund 1929)
Peony Mrs. J. V. Edlund is a fragrant very large pure white double is finely formed with waxy broad petals. Blooms late on tall stiff stems. Dark green foliage. While noted as a show flower with perfect form it will also perform well in the garden. APS Gold Medal! Week 6 bloom date rating.

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Huge Blush Gold Medal Peony Nick Shaylor

Peony Nick Shaylor GM SOLD OUT  (Shaylor-Allison 1931)
Peony Nick Shaylor is a very large blush pink double that fades to white with a blush center, rose-like blooms. 36" tall stems the high quality large flowers need staking which takes only a moment to do. I would not be without this beautifully refined flower. This variety can really produce some huge flowers with little encouragement. APS Gold Medal Winner! Week 6 bloom date rating.

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Very Fragrant Peony White Sands

Peony White Sands Sorry Sold out  (Wild and Sons 1968)
Peony White Sands is a large, white and creamy yellow Japanese peony that is very fragrant. When the flower first opens it is a brighter yellow in the center and becomes more cream as the flower fully opens. It has been growing in popularity as it's reputation for exceptional fragrance has been noted on several garden tours. Week 5 bloom rating.

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Peony Lady Alexandra Duff SOLD OUT  (Kelway 1902)
Peony Lady Alexandra Duff is a superb semi-double to double blush lavender-pink flower with large center flower surrounded by smaller semi-double side blooms so a single stem makes a whole bouquet. Strong stems very floriferous with a graceful garden effect. Fragrant. There are two peonies in the trade under this name and the one we offer matches the original description having a pleasant fragrance. The other has little to no noticable fragrance but is a lovely peony none-the-less and we afre building up a supply to offer it in the future. For now get the real thing while we have it offered this year. Week 5 bloom date rating. 36" stems. Plant in full sun.

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