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Please find below our 2017 listing, which will be updated in early 2018.   No orders or requests will be taken until our new catalogs have been updated.
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.
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.
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. 
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) 
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.  No fertility noted. .
(D-403 BC x suffruticosa 'Red Rance 1')
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) 
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. 
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 ?)
Boreas...Three super nice 'Select' size plants. 'Boreas' is a vigorous Daphnis hybrid that produces large red flowers.  The plant has excellent foliage that makes a good looking shrub out of flower.  That's $35.00/plant.  See above description for further information.

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).

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.
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). 
Da-Ji Palace.  Japan.  Not registered with APS.  Japanese suffruticosa.  Large semi-double to double white flowers.  One flower per stem.  Strong stems present flowers in an upright fashion.  Opens with a blush of pink and by the end of the day is completely white.  Superior foliage of medium green.  To four feet in Wisconsin.  A measured grower-not fast, but not slow.  Rarely available.  Fertile both ways.  One of the best white suffruticosas.
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. 
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)
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)
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.  One per customer please.
Fuji-musume.  Japan.  Not registered with the APS.   Japanese suffruticosa cultivar.  Medium sized brilliant red-pink flowers carried on strong stems.  Flowers are semi-double and are carried in profusion.  Medium green foliage with red borders and stems.  Plants reach 3.5 feet in Wisconsin.  Rarely available.  Excellent if you'd like a shocking color.
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)
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! 
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)
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, 2017
Aegean.  Bremer.  2016.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Seedling number is #NB-SH72.   Aegean has very large (9") semi-double flowers that open the lightest pink and quickly fade to white.  Petals have pink feathered flares and are highly ruffled and crimped.  The sheath is pink and stigmas are cream.  Filaments are pink and tipped with waxy yellow anthers.  Multi carpeled.  Plants are short (2.5' to 3') and clothed in large glossy blue-green foliage, which has no red in it.  Stems are heavy and woody, easily supporting the huge flowers.  Flower carriage is outward.  Of easy culture.  Registered as having no fertility, but this past summer proved us wrong on both counts-has seed fertility and pollen. 
Alice in Wonderland.  Reath.  1988.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.   Alice Harding x Golden Era. Nearly full double with thirty petals. Bright yellow with reddish maroon flares. Petals are of heavy substance. 36" in height with rather lax stems. Wide leaves, deep green foliage. Pod and pollen fertile. Produces excellent seedlings.  Not often available and very limited supply.

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.

Black Pirate. 
Saunders.  1935.  F1 generation lutea hybrid.  3-4 rows of huge dark red satiny petals. Flares "black" and wide. Filaments very dark. Stigmas bright pink; sheath lilac. Only rare side-buds. Flowers are very dark and have a shiny sheen to them.  Wide deep green foliage.  Excellent.  No fertility.
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.
Charon.  Bremer.  2017.   Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Seidl #46 x Seidl #58).  Seidl #46=Reath A-197 x Chinese Dragon;  Seidl #58=Seidl #11 x Zephyrus;  Seidl #11=Daphnis #223 x Chinese Dragon.  Seedling #NB42.  Charon is a very dark purple with nearly black flares.  Filaments are nearly black and contrast heavily with the yellow anthers.  Light pink stigmas and prominent purple sheath.  Petals wave in and out on this rather dark and sinister flower.  Usually one bud per stem.  Foliage is deep blue-green, wide and dense.  Typically 5 carpels.  Stems are often winter killed here in Wisconsin, but are quickly replaced by vigorous basal growth.  Pollen fertile, seed is more difficult.  Named for Charon the ferryman of Greek Mythology.  Charon of Hades carried souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx.
Coral Nebula.  Bremer.  2017.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Sedona x Seidl #141).  Large semi-double of cream heavily blushed in coral-pink.  Coral color is more prominent in center of the flower with outer petals more cream.  Petals notched, ruffled and crimped.  Dark maroon flares on inner most petals.  Flowers present around and on top of bush.  Coral-pink stigmas, red sheath and filaments.  Typically 5 carpels.  Foliage wide and dark green.  Plants are rounded and foliated to the ground, stems not easily visible.  Plants attain 3.5 feet in Wisconsin.  Fertile both ways.  Any winter stem kill is replaced by vigorous basal shoots.  Better than average amount of bloom for a lutea hybrid.  Outstanding.  We named this Coral Nebula as it conjures visions of a coral space scape.
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.
Door County Sunset.  Seidl.  1996.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Beautiful single flowers that have a blend of sunset colors mixed together.  Petals are wavy and ruffled with those at the center standing more upright.  Stigmas are cream with pink blush, stamens and sheath are pink.  Gorgeous advanced generation hybrid and easy to grow. Grows quickly and produces a spreading plant.  Winter kill can happen on stems in cold years, but plant quickly regrows.  Excellent foliage and may be useful for low landscaping purposes.   Cream base overlaid dusky rose, darker picotee and flares, single, up to 15 petals.  Pollen fertile and reported to produce seed, which we've not been able to get through our crossings to date.  Much in demand and always limited in availability.  (Seidl #11 x Golden Era)  #11 is D223 x Chinese Dragon. 
Eternal Spring.  Seidl/Bremer.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Seidl #35 x Seidl #39)  Seidl #35=(Golden Era x Chinese Dragon);  Seidl #39=(Golden Era x Chinese Dragon).  Deep cerise-cherry single to semi-double with wavy broad petals. Small deeper colored flares. Rose-pink stigmas and sheath. Red stamens.  Buds look like tight rose buds as they open.   Flowers well displayed above and around the plant. Foliage is fine, deeply dissected and pointed (large fern-like leaves).  Plants are vigorous growers and and form a large mound with foliage to the ground.   Produces many ground shoots, some up to 8 inches from the main plant.  Plants to 4 feet in Wisconsin.  Reliable bloom, even after very cold winters which may kill many stems (stems are quickly replaced by new basal growth).  Eternal Spring is named for the appearance of the plants fern-like foliage and clean growth.  Foliage remains attractive throughout the summer months and makes a wonderful landscape plant out of bloom.  Believed to be only pollen fertile for many years in the Seidl garden, but has recently produced a few seeds in controlled crosses at Solaris Farms over the past several  years.  Light fragrance.  Bill wanted this registered and distributed as both a beautiful garden and breeding plant, we completely concur.  One per customer please.
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)
Fuji-zome-goromo.  Japan.  1937.  Japanese suffruticosa.  Large light purple double flowers that have frosted, or lighter, petal edges and dark black-purple flares.   Petals are highly ruffled and feathered along the outer edges.  Plants reach 3 feet in Wisconsin and have deep finely cut foliage.  A superior cultivar that is rarely available.  Very limited availability.
Ganymede.  Bremer. 2017.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Seidl #46 x Seidl #16).  #46=Reath A-197 x Chinese Dragon; #16=Golden Experience x Chinese Dragon.  Seedling #NB15.  Ganymede has large lavender-pink semi-double flowers with small veins of maroon.  Maroon flares are present.   Flowers are highly ruffled.  Stigmas and sheath are light creamy pink and filaments are maroon.  Has pollen and seeds.  Foliage is wide and dark green.  Dense foliage to the ground covers stems.  Good basal growth and average amount of flowers.  Strong grower and a good looking plant out of bloom.  One to two flowers per stem.  Named for the largest moon of Jupiter and only moon with magnetic properties.  
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.
Grandmother's Symphony.  Seidl.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  The large flowers are a blend of rose and cream, in cooler weather the blooms are quite pink upon initial opening.  Bright pink stigmas, red sheath and filaments.  Single to semi-double blooms with notched petals.  Blooms sparingly, but is gorgeous. Produces varying stem lengths during bloom season.  New basal growth is long and often carries a single large bloom, while older wood can carry one terminal bloom with 2 side buds.   Large terminal stems are often winter killed, perhaps making this plant better for warmer zones than ours.  Foliage is wide, healthy and deep green.  Plants typically grow to 3 feet in Wisconsin, perhaps greater size in less demanding climates.  The subtle coloration is a blend reminiscent of decorative schemes found in a refined grandmother's home (soft, pleasing and relaxing).  Fertile both ways, seed is more difficult.  Extremely popular with garden visitors, both at Solaris Farms and in the Seidl garden.  (#11 x Autumn Harvest)
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