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Woody Paeonia Catalog Pages (tree or shrub peony)
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All peonies are shipped as dormant divisions and grafted plants in late September and early October, the appropriate time for planting.  Please see our cultural pages for planting and care instructions.  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.  Please note that lutea hybrids typically do not grow over 4’ in Wisconsin due to winter kill of stems, but reliably regrow and bloom on basal buds.  They may grow taller in more reasonable climates.   Sizes:  (1) 3 Year Grafted Plants are often beginning to grow their own roots, but still require some time on the nurse root.  They will likely bloom within a year or two of planting.  (2) 4 and 5 Year Grafted plants are larger and will likely bloom within a year. They will also likely have their own roots.  (3) Divisions from Large Plants almost always have their own roots and are most likely to bloom within a year.  Note:  Larger plants and divisions often take a year longer to establish compared to young grafts.  Note:  Solaris Farms uses non-adventitious rootstock on our grafts, thus herbaceous growth will not be seen or compete with the woody portion of the plant.
 
Divisions From Large Plants $60.00
Age Of Gold.  Saunders.  1948.  F1 lutea hybrid. Semi-double to double golden yellow with red flares at center (not generally visible).  Petals are elegantly ruffled, resembling a Camelia.   Fragrant.  Excellent fast growing shrub.  Easily makes own root divisions.  Flowers face outward and hang slightly, but presentation is excellent.  Nice finely cut foliage.  To 3 feet in Wisconsin.  Will produce seed rarely and resulting offspring are outstanding. Blooms after suffruticosa and rockii cultivars.
Divisions From Large Plants $150.00
  
3 Year Grafted Plants $130.00
Alicia Nicole. 
Seidl.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Age of Gold x Rosalind Elsie Franklin).  Seedling #222.  Light cream-yellow double with pink highlights.  Highly ruffled flower. Cream-pink stigmas, pink sheath and red stamens.  A sibling and somewhat like 'Theresa Anne', but plants are shorter in stature and flowers are larger and more cream yellow based. Plants are mound shaped and have very attractive wide foliage.  Named for the daughter of one of Bill's close peony friends.  Excellent.  Produces seed, no pollen.
3 Year Grafted Plants $50.00
Alice Harding.  Lemoine.  1935.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Double deep yellow flowers that bend downward.  Small red flares are present, but are not particularly visible on the lightly ruffled and crinkled petals.  Plants are dwarf and reach no more than 24" in Wisconsin.  A reliable grower and good looking flower.  Also sold under the Japanese name 'Kinko'.  Very pretty and often used in hybridizing.  Pollen.  Blooms after suffruticosa and rockii cultivars. 
Divisions From Large Plants and Larger Grafted Plants $60.00
Anna Marie.  Seidl.  1984.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Single, light lavender with burgundy flares, exceptional in all ways.  Burgundy stamens with waxy yellow anthers, lavender sheath and stigmas.  Beautiful and easily grown plant.  Old plants may cover a 5' or more area.  Plants will become tall (4' in Wisconsin) over time and should be protected from wind as stems tend to break.  We've had plants broken to the ground in wind storms during the spring and fall, but the plants regrow quickly and are productive bloomers the following year.  Durable and beautiful.  Makes an excellent foundation shrub. Sparse seed, no pollen.   Has produced seed with suffruticosas and some very interesting results have been produced.  (Reath A-197 x D223) 
Divisions From Large Plants $60.00
Antigone.  (Daughter of Oedipus).  Daphnis.  1995.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Single, purest of gold and cream, flushed with pink, with small red flares at center.  Green stigmas and light pink sheath.  Red stamens.  Waxy light yellow anthers.  A fast growing plant that has shiny thick foliage.  Makes many ground  shoot stems.  Grows to about 3' in Wisconsin.  Stems are often killed during very cold winters, but regrow from below ground to quickly recover and bloom.  Suitable for landscaping in controlled areas.  Not fertile.
(D-403 BC x suffruticosa 'Red Rance 1')
3 Year Grafted Plants $40.00
Ariadne. (Daughter of King Minos).  Daphnis.  1977.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Semi-double, peach w/rose edging and fringes, red central flares.  Very light pink sheath and cream stigmas.  Stamens are waxy cream yellow.   A low growing plant in which flowers are displayed outward, but are often low to the ground here in Wisconsin.  Foliage is large and deep green.  Flowers are quite large and showy.  No fertility.
(BC-2 x Impomun)
5 Year Grafted Plants $55.00
Banquet. 
Saunders.  1941.  F1 generation lutea hybrid.  Semi-double ruffled flowers of deep strawberry. Flares dark, hidden. Filaments reddish, very few. Stigmas rose; 7 or more. Sheath purple. Stems and leaves medium green flushed in red.  A very beautiful plant and flower.  No fertility. 
Divisions From Large Plants $55.00
Boreas. (God of the Northwind) Daphnis.  1977.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Red, single to semi-double. Petals are lightly ruffled, turning in and out in different directions as though a strong wind is blowing with great force. Looks and feels as though made of velvet.  Pink stigmas, red stamens and medium red sheath.  Plants are extremely fast robust growers.  The long stems can be winter killed in Wisconsin, but always regrow to bloom in the spring.  Plants become large over time and have excellent large deep green foliage.  Boreas is a very upright grower that produces many shoots and can be used as a foundation shrub.  Does produce seed, but these are often ruptured or split.  (Unnamed F1 x ?)
Divisions From Large Plants $70.00
Center Stage.  Reath.  2000.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Flowers are cream fading quickly to white with long narrow dark maroon flares.  Fully rounded single flowers are quite different looking than most other lutea hybrids.  Pleasant fragrance, excellent substance, very good bloom. Flowers have a very eye-catching symmetrical center. Floriferous and flower carriage is outward.  Foliage more finely cut than the average lutea hybrid tree peony. This variety very resistant to botrytis, dark green leaves until frost. A fast grower that produces many ground stems and plants are more spreading than tall (44" tall x 4.5 wide).  Easy to grow and very nice.  Blooms in the later part of the lutea hybrid flowering season.  No fertility noted.  Parentage unknown.
Large Grafted Plants $75.00
Damask.  Saunders.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Superior straw-melon colored single to semi-double flowers, with pink highlights and nice maroon flares.  Red sheath, stigmas and stamens.  Anthers waxy.  Leaves have a red flush and stems are red.  A good grower here in Wisconsin that is a productive flower producer.    Excellent.  No Fertility. 
3 Year Grafted Plants $55.00
Daredevil.  Sauders.  1948.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Fine bright lusterless garnet-red single. Large flowers with long spreading petals. Plants have beautiful finely cut fern-like foliage.  A vigorous grower to 3 feet in height.  1 to 4 flowers per stem.  Blooms cascade over the bush.  One of my favorite older hybrids.
5 Year Grafted Plants $80.00
Dojean.  Smithers.  1990.  European rockii-suffruticosa lineage hybrid.  Beautiful, pristine white with deep red flares. Flares are very precise and contrast well with the white petals.  Good substance from parent plant, 'Joseph Rock'. Vigorous, with excellent healthy deep green foliage and very cold resistant.  Named for Sir Peter Smither's long time wife.  Fertile both ways.  (Rock's Variety 'Highdown' x Hinode sekai)

Divisions From Large Plants $60.00
Forest Shadows.  Seidl.  1996.  (Black Forest Mutation).  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Black-red  mutation of 'Black Forest'.  Has darker flares.  Sheath, stigmas and stamens are all dark maroon.   Very wide and rounded foliage, which is waxy and deep blue-green.  Plants are small and mound shaped when mature.  Flowers are somewhat small (5") in comparison to most other lutea hybrids and hang downward.  The flower is actually much more appealing than its origin plant 'Black Forest'.   Fertile both ways.  (Golden Era x Chinese Dragon)

Divisions From Large Plants $60.00
Garden Sunshine.  Seidl/Rogers.  2000.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Large light yellow single.  Light yellow sheath and stigmas.  Light red stamens topped with yellow anthers.  Plants are large and make heavy stems..  This plant will likely grow to 5'+ given a good location.  Foliage is large and broad for a lutea hybrid.  Scions can be massive in size and is easily grafted.  Garden Sunshine is an easy plant to grow and has a good growth rate.  Produces both pollen and seed.  Relatively good cold hardiness for stems.   Foliage remains in good condition late into the fall.  Excellent.  (A-198 x Chinese Dragon) x (Suisho Haku x F2A)
Divisions From Large Plants $50.00
Golden Era.  Reath.  1984.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Single to semi-double large yellow flower supported by strong stems.  Cream sheath and stigmas with red stamens topped with yellow anthers. Plants are fast growers that become quite large over time.  Often produces 2 or 3 flowers to a stem.  Flowers are quite showy.  Leaves are large and of heavy substance.  Produces excellent pollen and and somewhat reluctantly seed. Flowers are well displayed in an outward fashion.  Used as the pollen parent of many intersectional hybrids.  Easy garden subject and hardy.  (Golden Isles x Daphnis pollen)
Divisions From Large Plants $50.00
Golden Experience.  Reath.  2000.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Melon-yellow with darker flares with slight rose blush.  Cream sheath and stigmas with red stamens topped with yellow anthers.  This plants and flowers look very much like Golden Era.  Fertile both ways, but few seeds.  Beautiful large foliage on spreading plants much resembles Golden Era.   Seldom available.  (Saunders seedling (Golden Isles?) x Daphnis pollen). 
Plants Sold Out Since January 1, 2018
Divisions from Larger Plants $110.00
Aussie Peach.  Seidl/Bremer.  2018. Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Chow I24 x Chow I31).  I31 was garden named 'Kenka' by Bernard Chow, which is unregistered.  'Aussie Peach' was nicknamed by Bill Seidl for its seed origin.  'Aussie Peach' and 'G'Day Mate' were grown from seed sent to Bill from Bernard Chow of Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990's.  Bill had originally sent seed to Bernard Chow, in which he grew and in turn used to hybridize new plants.  Thus the seed is progeny of Bill's work indirectly.  Interesting how the peony world is so connected!  Aussie Peach has single to semi-double light amber yellow with soft rose picotee flowers.  Typically flower stems carry a primary bud with another one or two side buds that open after the first bud is spent, which extends the bloom period.  It has a dusty pink sheath, light red filaments and cream-yellow stigmas.  A lower growing plant, to 3 feet in Wisconsin, that has excellent broad deep blue-green foliage.  Plants may attain greater heights in climates that experience less severe winters.   Many ground shoots are produced and plants make good subjects for division or grafting.  The plant has been distributed under its seedling number (Seidl #239) and the name 'Aussie Peach'.   Plants grow comfortably in wide ranging climates, from Minnesota to Virginia and Oregon.  Very good.  Fertile both ways, but pollen is easier.  One plant per order.
5 Year Grafted Plants $120.00
 
3 Year Grafted Plants $90.00
 

Angel Emily.  Seidl/Bremer.  2013.   American rockii-suffruticosa lineage hybrid.    Sdlg. # MRV-12.   Pinkish-lavender  with dark purple flares.  Filaments are 5/8 inches long, purple at base becoming whitish near the anthers.  Dark reddish-purple sheath completely covers the carpels.  Red stigma;. Flower form is usually semi-double, 15 petals plus.  Six to eight inches in diameter.  The well established mother plant, about 20 years in the same place,  is 5 1/2 feet high, 8  feet across, and  bears 80+ flowers annualy.  It is restricted on one side; otherwise it could bear up to 120 blooms or more. An nine year old plant at Solaris Farms produced 45 flowers in 2013.   Foliage is typical, but leaflets are on the small side of the spectrum for plants classed as rockii hybrids. Easily fertile both ways.   Roger Anderson's 'Angel Choir' is a sibling.  Seed cross was made and grown to adult by Bill Seidl of Manitowoc Wisconsin.  Propagation, registration and initial distribution of Angel Emily is being carried out by Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms, Reedsville, Wisconsin. Fertile.   (Rock's Variety x  Shintenchi).  Propagation through grafting is slow, presumably due to Angel Emily’s habit of blooming on nearly all active buds in a season (few if any terminals are ever produced).  Growth is initially slow in grafted plants, but increases as plants become established.  Stems are very woody, long lived and are cold hardy.  Winter damage has not been noted to date.  Foliage is ornamental in color and form and may be a good candidate for permanent landscaping.

3 Year Grafted Plants $70.00
 
Autumn Harvest.  Seidl.  1989.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Double straw yellow flowers with a small amount of red flecking, sturdy plant.  Yellow-green stigmas, stamens and sheath (all not generally visible).  Flowers face outward and are carried on strong stems.  Foliage is deep blue green.  Stems can be damaged during very cold winter years, thus benefit from protected locations, however the plants always grow back strongly after this 'natural pruning'.  Plants reach about 40" here in Wisconsin, but may be taller in warm localities.  Easy to grow and quick to grow.  Large deep green foliage is deeply divided.  Fertile both ways.  One of the best.  (Golden Era x Alice Harding) 
3 Year Grafted Plants $110.00
 
Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza.  Smithers.  1992.  Rockii x suffruticosa hybrid.   Very large highly ruffled lavender-pink flowers with a cream base.  Typical dark 'rockii' flares are found at the base of the petals.  Flowers are semi-double, but the petal configuration make for a very full bloom.  Plants are floriferous and present the blooms upward and outward.  Stem hardiness in our climate is very good.  This plant can be expected to acquire a height of 5 feet after 10 years and an equal width in that time.  Outstanding!  (Rock's Variety x Kamata Fuji).  Easily fertile both ways.

3 Year Grafted Plants $100.00
 
Brassy Lady.  Seidl.  1996.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Golden Era x SH-39) SH-39 is a cross of Golden Era x Chinese Dragon.  First bloomed 1990, as a four-year-old seedling. Amber tan petals with rose edging and shading, darker flares, purple sheath, cream stigma. Double, 35+ petals. Good substance, reliable, stamen, pollen, seeds and fragrant. Strong stems with early flowers borne near foliage and later flowers on long stems.  Clump measures 36" high x 40" wide. Vigorous, attractive bronzy foliage when young and deep green later. Fertile both ways.  Superior and much sought after.
5 Year Grafted Plants $80.00
 

Captain Kate.  Seidl/Bremer. 2013.  American rockii-suffruticosa lineage hybrid.  The single white-colored flowers open pale pink and quickly fade to white. Deep purple flares bleed into a lighter color.  Red sheath and stigmas.  Easily fertile both ways.  Extremely floriferous. Captain Kate had 60+ blooms in 1997, on a plant that was approximately 10 years old.  An 8 year old plant at Solaris Farms had 47 flowers on it in 2012.  Plants are vigorous growers and produce a large rounded shrub, easily as wide as tall.  Stems are woody and hardy, showing no winter damage in Wisconsin.  Plants bloom consistently from year to year and flowers open completely flat.  Stems are strong, but are thin and elegant in appearance.  Not easily damaged by wind.  Foliage is medium green and remains in good shape throughout the entire summer and fall, until leaf drop.  It grafts easily, even though few terminal buds are produced.  Most blooms are produced on secondary buds along stems.  Used as a large landscape specimen at Solaris Farms.  (Rock’s Variety x Stalwart Rose).

3 Year Grafted Plants $50.00
Companion of Serenity.  Gratwick.  1960.  Suffruticosa.   Lovely, large, ruffled delicate pink blossoms with slight red inner flares. Flowers fade to white and are nothing but stunning.  A perfectly named plant, as the flowers have a serene look to them.   Foliage is large and dark green.  Excellent stems present the blooms in an upward carriage.   We have been using this beauty in our hybridizing program often over the past several years with good results.   Seed and pollen fertile.
3 Year Grafted Plants $180.00
Copper King.  Bremer.  2016.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Seedling #NB31.  Large semi-double yellow overlaid in coral and pink, giving the flowers a copper coloration effect.  Small maroon flares at petal bases.  Petals are fluted, ruffled and lightly notched.  Pink sheath, red filaments and yellow stigmas.  Flowers are carried on sturdy stems, allowing them to face outward.  Copper King has superior foliage with medium deep lobes and sharp leaflet tips.  Good stem hardiness and fast growth.  Height is approximately 4'.   Fertile both ways, but seed is challenging.  One of the most noticed lutea hybrids in our gardens over the last 6 years.  (Autumn Harvest x Rosalind Elsie Franklin). 
Stolon Divisions $75.00
 
delavayi
(potaninii variety trolliodes)Woody species.  Western China.  Very small plants, only reaching 8 to 12 inches.  The 2" flowers are a strong yellow and stand up above the short foliage.  Flowers are somewhat cup shaped like trollis blooms.  Plants are highly stoloniferous, with new plants arising up to 24" away from the nearest plant.  Paeonia delavayi is marginally hardy here in Wisconsin and we suspect this to be true of P. potaninii trolliodes, thus we bury our large spreading clump in wood chip mulch each winter.  We've grown this plant for many years and have not had trouble overwintering it in this way.  Divisions are long stolons which tend to have few roots.  This plant is for the expert grower and we will not guarantee success.  We collected very large seeds from a cross this year, using pollen from a Japanese suffruticosa, thus fertile.  Does not appear to be self fertile.  Very rare and only a few available. 
3 Year Grafted Plants $40.00
 
Duchesse de Morny.  Dessert.  1899.  European Suffruticosa.   This is an old French suffruticosa selection of great beauty.  Flowers are a medium pink and are full double.  Carriage is very good for an older hybrid with flowers of large size.  Duchesse de Morny is a floriferous plant and puts on  a great show each spring.
4 Year Grafted Plants $100.00
From the Deep.  
Bremer.  2016.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid. (Anna Marie x Kamata Fuji).  Very large single bluish lavender that becomes darker near the center of the flower.  Interior petals are darker than the outer petals.  Petals are narrow and very elongated with fluting and small rough notching along the outer edges.  Petals also curl and twist.  Sheath and filaments are violet-purple and stigmas are pink.  Stamens are tipped with white twisted anthers. Stems may make annual growth of 3' or more, but are sometimes winter killed in Wisconsin, only to regrow from basal buds and bloom the same year.  Leaves are very large and deep green, resembling oversized P. ostii foliage. From the Deep is a very unusual flower and plant that conjures up visions of creatures from the ocean depths.  Excellent and a flower that we look forward to seeing each year.  No fertility to date.
3 Year Grafted Plants $120.00
 
Fuchsia Ruffles.  Seidl.  1996.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Lovely clear fuchsia many petaled semi-double to double flower.  Pink stigmas, red sheath and stamens.  Anthers are waxy and light yellow.  Impeccable form and carriage.  Plants tend to be rather slow growing, but is one of the most beautifully colored and formed of all the new American tree peony hybrids in our estimation. Not a tall plant here in Wisconsin, but stem hardiness is good.   FR does produce seed, but has no pollen.   Beautiful foliage. Rarely available and always in high demand.  (Anna Marie x Shintenchi)
3 Year Grafted Plants $100.00
 
G'Day Mate.
 Seidl/Bremer. 2018.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Nicknamed 'G'Day Mate' by Bill Seidl for its seed origin.  This plant and Aussie Peach were grown from seed sent to Bill from Bernard Chow of Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990's. Large well formed flower on a vigorous plant with excellent foliage, yellow with rose highlights. One of Bill's favorite hybridizing subjects.  Fertile both ways, but pollen is easier.   This plant's stems are subject to winter die off in cold seasons, making it a good choice for warmer or protected locations.  Annual stem growth can exceed 3 feet.  Has been minimally distributed under the names 'G'Day Mate' and 'Chow's Yellow'.  A spectacular plant and excellent hybridizing subject.  Lightly fragrant.  One plant per order.
3 Year Grafted Plants $55.00
 
Gauguin.  Daphnis.  1975.  F1 lutea hybrid. (lutea x Shintenchi).  Orange/pink blend single to semi-double flower with darker veining.  Deep blue green foliage is produced on this large mound type plant.  Foliage is late to appear in the spring.  Stem loss often happens during very cold winters, but ground shoots quickly replace dead wood.  Fast grower that produces stems well away from the central plant after a few years.  Flowers hang downward somewhat, but display is quite acceptable and is worthy garden subject.  Reportedly has fertility, which we have not experienced success with.  Really outstanding flower! 
3 Year Grafted Plants $60.00
 
Golden Mandarin.
  Saunders.  1952.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Old gold semi-double to double with wine flare.  Red stigmas, sheath and stamens topped with waxy anthers.   A very beautiful flower.  Flower carriage is good and outward.  Plants are vigorous growers that produce many stems.  About 3 feet tall here in Wisconsin.  Of easy culture.  No Fertility.
 
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