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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.

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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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White Double Peony Allan Rogers

Peony Allan Rogers  (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.

$25.00

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White Memorial Day Peony.

Paeonia officinalis alba plena RARE White Double Memorial Day Peony
LAST ONE!

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



$38.00

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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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Peony Archie Tischler

Peony Archie Tischler RARE  (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.

$25.00

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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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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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Double White Peony Duluth

Peony Duluth   (Franklin 1931)
Peony Duluth is a large rose type double white peony that was developed in Minnesota. With vigorous 36" stiff stems it can hold the flowers high and erect, it blooms late like most of the double white peonies. The rich green foliage is a perfect background for the white blooms. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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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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White Double Gold Medal Winner Peony Elsa Sass

Peony Elsa Sass GM  (H.P.Sass 1930)
Peony Elsa Sass is a large, rose form, pure white double peony that has exceptionally beautiful flowers with velvet-like texture with large petals throughout the flower on a compact plant. A generous bloomer with strong stiff 30" stems hold the large blooms upright. Late blooming. APS Gold Medal winner. Mild, pleasing fragrance and a good cut flower creating a huge demand for this peony for wedding flowers. Week 6 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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Classic Double White Peony Festiva Maxima

Peony Festiva Maxima   (Miellez 1851)
Peony Festiva Maxima is often substituted with inferior whites with red flares but the true Festiva Maxima is a tall massive globular double white with red flares and is one of the oldest and still one of the best very fragrant lactiflora whites. 36" or more tall. The healthy , dark green and large foliage is very distinctive. Needs staking to support the large blooms in the garden. As a cut flower it is still very beautiful. Plant in full sun and give it some support for the flowers in bloom. When out of bloom the dark green foliage remains attractive in the garden. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Mildly Fragrant Double White Peony Gardenia

Peony Gardenia  (Lins 1954)
Peony Gardenia, loveliest large double blush white peony on strong 34" stems. Dark green leaves. A sweet but mild enchanting fragrance to admire when cut for weddings, table decoration or gift giving. A great show and garden flower which is a vigorous grower. Blooms early midseason. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Double White Peony Grand Forks

Peony Grand Forks  (Buchite 2008)
Peony Grand Forks This is a gorgeous white bomb double flower with a long bloom period. A very dependable opener when temperatures are hot. The neat compact plant habit and very dark green foliage make an attractive plant in the landscape. Late blooming. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$35.00

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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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Long Lasting Peony James Pillow

Peony James Pillow  (Pillow 1936)
Peony James Pillow is our longest lasting peony when cut for use in a vase and provides a soft pleasing fragrance without being overpowering. A double light pink with a distinctive flower blooms late on very tall strong stems. Can produce enormous blooms when side buds are removed. One of the longest lasting peonies as a cut flower. Plant in full sun. Week 6 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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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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Peony Lady Alexandra Duff  (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.

$25.00

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Fragrant Peony Laura Dessert

Peony Laura Dessert  (Dessert 1913)
Peony Laura Dessert. Double Anemone form, may have a pink cast to petals while the bud is opening and a distinct lemon yellow ball of petals when first open. Strong grower and quite generous bloomer. Holds color nicely when cut early and brought in for display where its fragrance can be admired. The foliage is a very healthy dark green. One of my top 10 personal favorites. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating. Supplies are limited.

$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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Rare French Antique White Double Peony Mme Emile Lemoine

Peony Madame Emile Lemoine   (Lemoine 1899)
Peony Madame Emile Lemoine is rarer and not nearly as easy to find, this double white French Antique peony with a tall center with red flecks is slightly fragrant. The advantage of this variety over other similar varieties is the stronger stems and darker green foliage. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$25.00

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Peony Marcella

Peony Marcella  (Lins 1952)
Peony Marcella a high built double white peony from Mr. Lins is a very fine flower. Marcella is a midseason bloomer with good dark green foliage. Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$27.00

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French Antique White  Double Peony Marie Jacquin

Peony Marie Jacquin  (Verdier before 1916)
Peony Marie Jacquin is a fragrant, semi-double to double with pale pink petals that fade to white. The flowers have the cupped shape of a giant water-lily with large guard petals forming a cup for the water-lily like center petals. Side blooms make this multiflora peony incredibly beautiful in the garden. Midseason. Also known as Waterlily and Bridesmaid. This peony is well noted as a profuse bloomer and for those creating a cottage garden it is a perfect match! Plant in full sun. Week 5 bloom date rating.

$23.00

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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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Gold Medal Winner Double White Peony Mother's Choice

Peony Mother's Choice GM  (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.

$30.00

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