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Herbaceous Paeonia Catalog Pages
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All peonies are shipped as dormant divisions in late September and early October, the appropriate time for planting.  Cold climate areas will receive their orders first, followed by warmer areas that will allow planting further into fall.  We do not ship peonies in the spring.  Order early for best selection.  This catalog will close in early August 2018 to allow time for field selection, processing and digging. 
 
Species or 'Wild Botanical Peonies' are plants that occur naturally in Europe and Asia and are the parental material used to produce our hybrids.  Our plants were grown from seed and the best examples were selected for sales.   The species are rarely offered for sale and most are threatened, endangered or extinct now in their natural habitats.  They are somewhat more demanding in their growing requirements than the hybrids and are more reserved in growth habits.  Most are smaller growing plants that require excellent drainage.  At emergence, in the spring, stems and foliage are extremely unique and ornamental (nothing looks like a species coming out of the ground).  Foliage is wide ranging in form and color, often very ornamental compared to the hybrids.  Bloom time is early and some will flower weeks before the earliest hybrids.   In nature they often grow on rocky mountainsides and dry meadows.  We recommend planting them in an area that never becomes wet and mound planting is an excellent way to keep them happy.  Species look great in a rock garden and generally prosper in these situations.  Special care is needed for these plants and they are not recommended for gardeners that aren't willing to meet their needs.  Roots are usually smaller and there are often less eyes per division, due to their natural growth habits.  These plants are worth the effort to grow and are cherished by those that feature them in their gardens.  Some species do very well in shaded gardens.
$42.00/Division
Paeonia tenufolia. 
Herbaceous.  Very fine fern leaf foliage. Very early blooming with single flowers of red.  Gorgeous little rounded plants.   Not difficult to grow and takes up very little space in the garden.  Resents wet situations.  Plant where it is not crowded or has root competition from other plants.  Full sun planting is best.  Week 1-2 bloom time.  Plants often go dormant early (starting in August).  Fertile both ways.  Can be crossed with tenufolia 'flora plena rubra' to create more single flowered offspring and sometimes another double will show up.
$55.00/Division
Paeonia tenufolia 'flora plena rubra.  Herbaceous.  Very fine fern leaf foliage. Very early blooming with double flowers of red.  This is the plant most often referred to as the 'fern leaf' peony and is highly sought after by gardeners worldwide.  Gorgeous little rounded plants.   Not difficult to grow and takes up very little space in the garden.  Resents wet situations.  Plant where it is not crowded or has root competition from other plants.  Full sun planting is best.  Week 1-2 bloom time.  Plants often go dormant early (starting in August).  Can be crossed with single forms of tenufolia successfully.  Seed fertile-offspring are often single, but occasional doubles can be produced. No pollen.
Plants Sold Out Since January 1, 2018
$30.00/Division
 
Paeonia anomala 'Select Forms'.
  Herbaceous.  These are mid-sized anomalas have been grown from seed and selected for best flower quality and plant habit.  All are pink in color and typically have nice round forms presented well on their stems.  Lightly ruffled flowers provide a pleasing visual presentation.  Plants have nicely dissected leaves of deep green and are of easy culture.  This species does very well in broken sun (light shade), but can be grown in full sun.
$25.00/Division
 
Paeonia anomola 'Siberia-tall'.  Herbaceous.  Tall plants (for the species) that are topped off with nodding dusty lavender single blooms.  Green glabrous carpels and pink stigmas.  Foliage is finely cut and have pointed ends.  This is our tallest P. anomola and it grows in fairly dense shade very well, but can be grown in full sun as well. Extremely winter hardy, often growing in open areas that are unprotected by snow.  Approximately 26"-30" in height.  Fertile. Relatively easy to grow and a nice ornamental plant.
$45.00/Division
 
Paeonia arientina.  Herbaceous.  An often confused species with officinalis and mascula.  Plants have a wide natural range from rather dry rocky habitats in the northern Middle East and north.  Plants are most closely related to officinalis.   Flowers are large and deep pink and are variable in form from year to year in this variety.   Foliage is deeply cut on spreading stems.  P. arientina must be grown in full sun in well drained soil.   Plants are typically around 24" in height.  Roots are adventitious.   Seed and pollen fertility is high and plants can be readily be grown from seed.  Tetraploid and can be used to make hybrids with little effort.  Prefers a location a well lit location in the garden.  Bloom time is week 3-4.
$70.00/Division
Paeonia mairei 'Sol'.  Herbaceous.  Large light pink single flowers are carried on plants that reach about 16".  This is the earliest blooming peony by almost two weeks for us.  Flower buds arise from the ground as spheres and foliage develops as the flowers mature.  Snow and hard freezes are not uncommon as this plant grows in the early spring, but surprisingly little damage occurs.  The plant and foliage are very unique and quite attractive.  Leaves are of fairly thin substance and very pointed at the ends.  We grow our plants in partial shade (under cedars and pines) and they have been good growers.  We have produced seed and seedlings even though stigmas are often damaged by late frosts. Pollen tends to dry quickly and often does not look viable.  The crown and root system is also quite different than other peonies (blocky crown with short narrow roots).  We only have a few to sell this year.  Week -1 bloom time.  P. marei 'Sol' is a selected form of this species and has a better and larger flowers than is typical of the species.
$30.00/Division
 
Paeonia mollis 'Sol'.  Herbaceous.  A form of officinalis.  Single lavender blooms have a lighter interior.  This is a really neat little species with glaucus blue-green leaves that stands about 18" tall, usually less.  It has been easily fertile for us and produces easy to grow seed.  Roots are adventitious as well.  Excellent for rock garden settings and is of easy culture compared to most species. Full sun to partial shade.  These are divisions from our selected form, 'Sol'.  P. mollis 'Sol' is extremely vigorous and has superior flowers to other selections of the species.  Week 2 or 3 bloom time.   Prefers a location a well lit location in the garden.
$50.00/Division
 
Paeonia peregrina 'GS'.  Herbaceous.  Excellent deep red flowers with a great yellow buff of stamens and red stigmas.   Paeonia peregrina is a wide ranging species with many variations in plant habit, foliar characteristics and minor flower color differences.  This offering's origin is seed from a European source.   Foliage is deep green carried on shorter plants than the norm.   Excellent color and show!   Must be grown in dry, well drained locations.   Prefers a full sun location in the garden (not for the shade garden).  This species is rarely available as blooming size divisions.
$150.00/Division
Paeonia tenufolia rosea 'Kinlen'. 
Herbaceous.  Very fine fern leaf foliage. Very early blooming with light pink flowers.  This is a rare plant in the United States and in very high demand. This select variety of P. tenufolia rosea has larger flowers and better vigor than others we grow.  Not difficult to grow and takes up very little space in the garden.  Resents wet situations.  Plant where it is not crowded or has root competition from other plants.  Full sun planting is best.  Week 2-3 bloom time.  Plants often go dormant early (starting in August).  Easily fertile both ways.  We have produced good amounts of seed with it crossed to tenufolia 'flora plena rubra'.  Offspring are often red singles, some red doubles and pink singles are produced from first generation crosses. Very limited and rare.  Just a couple left, domestic orders only.
 
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