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Intersectionals

Intersectionals, also known as intersectional hybrid or Itoh hybrid peonies, are truly the next generation of peonies. These strong-stemmed plants are a cross between a tree peony and a garden peony. They look spectacular, and are easy to grow. Think tree peony flower and foliage on a garden peony stem that can be cut down in the fall.

AL'S CHOICE AL'S CHOICE AL'S CHOICE AL'S CHOICE

AL'S CHOICE

(Anderson, R.F./Rogers, Allan, 2004)

32” tall, 50” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$75

Gorgeous bright yellow petals are artfully streaked with orange that pools in the center. This variety was the favorite of Al Rogers.

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ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE

ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE

(Anderson, R.F./Kornder, 2006)

30" high, 40" wide, single, mid

$50

An exotic, outrageously extravagant beauty with petals that appear water-colored in rose, plum, and cream. Every bloom is unique. Attractive, shrub-like foliage.

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BARTZELLA BARTZELLA BARTZELLA BARTZELLA

BARTZELLA

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

32” tall, 54” wide, semi-double to double, mid and late

$60

A famous celebrity in the peony world, beloved for its enormous, lemon-scented blooms and extended bloom time. We love the foliage, too!

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BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM

BORDER CHARM

(Hollingsworth, 1984)

20” tall, 60” wide, single, mid-late

$35

Plentiful yellow blooms with red flares on blue-green foliage that turns golden in the fall makes this a terrific addition to borders and rock gardens.

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CALLIE'S MEMORY CALLIE'S MEMORY CALLIE'S MEMORY CALLIE'S MEMORY

CALLIE'S MEMORY

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

30” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, mid

$40

Apricot and peach hues on gently ruffled petals open looking like a rose and bearing a light fragrance. Loved for its attractive foliage. Named for Roger’s beloved dog.

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CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS

CANARY BRILLIANTS

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

28” tall, 48” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$50

What a show off! Opens as soft beige, develops as canary yellow, and nestles a heart of rich apricot deep inside. Light, pretty fragrance.

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CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE

CORA LOUISE

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

26” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, mid

$50

I’ve been asked when my blooms are placed in a vase, am I made out of silk? Yes, my blooms are that attractive…and real!

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COURT JESTER COURT JESTER COURT JESTER COURT JESTER

COURT JESTER

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

24” tall, 36” wide, single, mid

$40

At each stage, these petals try on different colors, and abundant side buds mean all colors at once: peach, apricot, burgundy, cream. An arresting, showy form.

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FIRST ARRIVAL FIRST ARRIVAL FIRST ARRIVAL FIRST ARRIVAL

FIRST ARRIVAL

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

30” tall, 48” wide, semi-double, early-mid

$40

The elegant and first-blooming intersectional of the season is floriferous, with terminal and side buds of rose-scented lavender pink. Cut while in bud for best results.

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GARDEN TREASURE GARDEN TREASURE GARDEN TREASURE GARDEN TREASURE

GARDEN TREASURE

(Hollingsworth, 1984)

26” tall, 60” wide, semi-double, mid

$50

Another famous celebrity in the peony world returns for a chance to find its way into your gardens. Shorter in height but plan enough space for a 60” width.

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GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS

GOING BANANAS

(Anderson, R.F.)

32” tall, 40” wide, single, mid

$35

Often imitated, but this is the original! Large, elegant single blooms of light yellow petals with red flares, held on bright green, glossy foliage.

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GORDON E. SIMONSIN  GORDON E. SIMONSIN  GORDON E. SIMONSIN  GORDON E. SIMONSIN

GORDON E. SIMONSIN

(Anderson)

30” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, mid

$75

It’s fantastic. Hybridizer Roger Anderson favors this over Bartzella, an impressive choice. Ruffled petals of incredible color on well-shaped foliage are simply stunning.

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HILLARY HILLARY HILLARY HILLARY

HILLARY

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

30” tall, 42” wide, double, mid

$60

Nuanced shades of mauve and red open into cream and velvety vanilla in a refined, graceful form as elegant as an antique rose. Exceptional presence.

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JAPANESE ITOH JAPANESE ITOH JAPANESE ITOH JAPANESE ITOH

JAPANESE ITOH

(Unknown)

28” tall, 38” wide, double, mid

$35

Rumored to be one of Toichi Itoh’s original yellows, its originator is unknown. What is certain is this is an excellent, well-composed pale gold with extraordinary presence.

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JOANNA MARLENE JOANNA MARLENE JOANNA MARLENE JOANNA MARLENE

JOANNA MARLENE

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

26” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, mid

$60

It’s pink, it’s mauve, it’s peach. Wait an hour, you’ll have a new color. An ever-evolving beauty, with silky petals, six-inch blooms, and dark foliage.

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JULIA ROSE JULIA ROSE JULIA ROSE JULIA ROSE

JULIA ROSE

(Anderson)

28” tall, 44” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$40

Like Hillary, with fewer petals and the same color sequence: cherry red, pale apricot, creamy ivory, and touches of light purple. Delightful, spicy fragrance.

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Kopper Kettle Kopper Kettle Kopper Kettle Kopper Kettle

Kopper Kettle

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$100

Rare, limited, and from Roger Anderson’s original stock. Not a clone! Remarkable, striking copper and brass tones on blooms measuring seven inches across.

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LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM

LEMON DREAM

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$40

From year to year, I may surprise you with delicate lavender streaks on my petals. And not to brag, but my grower thinks I have the nicest foliage of all intersectional hybrid peonies.

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LOVE AFFAIR LOVE AFFAIR LOVE AFFAIR LOVE AFFAIR

LOVE AFFAIR

(HOLLINGSWORTH, 2005)

30” tall, 44” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$75

Looking for a good; white, intersectional/Itoh hybrid peony? It’s time to fall in love with one of many white intersectional peonies. Nice bloom and foliage are quite an affair!

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LUXURIANT LUXURIANT LUXURIANT LUXURIANT

LUXURIANT

(Anderson, 1986)

32” tall, 44” wide, semi-double, mid

$125 Sold Out

Lush petals of ivory take on a pale lavender cast around a center touched with deep lavender flares. Blooms are held high above dark foliage.

MARY C. HOARD MARY C. HOARD MARY C. HOARD MARY C. HOARD

MARY C. HOARD

(ANDERSON, R.F., 2012)

25” tall, 38” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$100

Named after the wife of William D. Hoard Jr. the founder of Hoard Museum in Fort Atkinson, WI. Make sure to visit during peony bloom season and see the Roger and Sandra Peony Garden.

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MORNING LILAC MORNING LILAC MORNING LILAC MORNING LILAC

MORNING LILAC

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, single to semi-double, early to mid

$75

Enormous, fragrant, outright fabulous-colored blooms make an impact from a distance, exquisite color nuances impress close up. Prolific bloomer with compact foliage.

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NEW MILLENNIUM NEW MILLENNIUM NEW MILLENNIUM NEW MILLENNIUM

NEW MILLENNIUM

(Anderson, R.F., 2012)

30” tall, 44” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$125

Yes, I’m back, so take advantage of me this year as my growers say I’m one of their favorites. Coral and peach beauty’s that are a photographer’s (oops) gardeners dream comes true!

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NORWEGIAN BLUSH NORWEGIAN BLUSH NORWEGIAN BLUSH NORWEGIAN BLUSH

NORWEGIAN BLUSH

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

30” tall, 48” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$100

Ya sure, you betcha, this plant is gorgeous. Pale pink-edged petals with deeper rose centers are set against wonderfully shaped, heavily textured dark green foliage.

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OLD ROSE DANDY OLD ROSE DANDY OLD ROSE DANDY OLD ROSE DANDY

OLD ROSE DANDY

(Laning, 1993)

30” tall, 48” wide, single, mid

$35

A quick grower with prized, glossy foliage. Freesia-scented blooms open in muted mauves an antique brick, then fade to a creamier yellow.

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PASTEL SPLENDOR PASTEL SPLENDOR PASTEL SPLENDOR PASTEL SPLENDOR

PASTEL SPLENDOR

(Anderson R.F., 1996)

26” tall, 36” wide, single, mid-late

$40

Delicate, pastel blooms with deep, dramatic centers deliver brilliant impact, and tidy, compact foliage is especially charming planted in front of irises.

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PEPPERMINT BLUSH PEPPERMINT BLUSH PEPPERMINT BLUSH PEPPERMINT BLUSH

PEPPERMINT BLUSH

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2018)

36” tall, 54” wide, single, mid

$60

I was the first intersectional released by my grower that includes my originator’s smaller blooms size set above broad-leafed foliage. My spectacular style will make you blush.

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PRAIRIE CHARM PRAIRIE CHARM PRAIRIE CHARM PRAIRIE CHARM

PRAIRIE CHARM

(Hollingsworth, 1992)

30” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, mid-late

$35

A simply stunning cut flower, particularly after the plant has matured, and an award-winning plant. Frothy, butter-yellow petals open to reveal an orange-red heart.

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PREDAWN BEAUTY PREDAWN BEAUTY PREDAWN BEAUTY PREDAWN BEAUTY

PREDAWN BEAUTY

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2018)

30” tall, 40” wide, single, mid

$75

Like the interplay of light in a spring sunrise, the top and underside of these petals try on shades of mauve, pink, and fuchsia to stunning effect.

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PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN

PURPLE REIGN

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2018)

28” tall, 50” wide, single, mid

$150

Back for another potential show in your garden. Yes, I am the original ‘purple’ performer here at Swenson Gardens. Limited engagements available so order early.

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ROGER F. ANDERSON ROGER F. ANDERSON ROGER F. ANDERSON ROGER F. ANDERSON

ROGER F. ANDERSON

(ANDERSON, R.F./CARTWRIGHT, 2021)

32” tall, 48” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$300

Roger Anderson’s hybridizing efforts are world renown and his good friend Dave Cartwright registered this intersectional hybrid after him and his great achievements.

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ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS

ROSY PROSPECTS

(Anderson, R.F.)

32” tall, 26” wide, semi-double, mid

$60

This splendid intersectional is a brilliant, crisp, true-white, with a center touched with what else?-rosy prospects! Exceptional rich green foliage.

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ROYAL BLUSH ROYAL BLUSH ROYAL BLUSH ROYAL BLUSH

ROYAL BLUSH

(Anderson, R.F.)

32” tall, 48” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$40

Afternoon shade keeps the delicate blush shades vibrant. Pink-tinged petals of creamy ivory open to expose a center of berry rose. Excellent foliage and habitat.

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SAFFRON INNOCENCE  SAFFRON INNOCENCE  SAFFRON INNOCENCE  SAFFRON INNOCENCE

SAFFRON INNOCENCE

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, single, mid

$50

One of the tallest intersectionals and a special yellow, with clear, saffron blooms and no red flares. Foliage is outstanding and dark green in contrast.

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SANDRA L. ANDERSON

SANDRA L. ANDERSON

(ANDERSON, R.F./CARTWRIGHT, 2021)

30” tall, 46” wide, semi-double, mid

$300

Sandra was by Roger’s side for over 59 years before she passed away. She was an amazing person and according to Roger, a much better gardener than him. Your name lives on Sandra!

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SCARLET HEIGHTS SCARLET HEIGHTS SCARLET HEIGHTS SCARLET HEIGHTS

SCARLET HEIGHTS

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2018)

28” tall, 38” wide, single, mid

$60

Glorious, long-legged blooms of velvety carmine-colored petals are held high above pretty foliage on very strong stems. A Roger Anderson hybrid.

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STRAWBERRY BLUSH STRAWBERRY BLUSH STRAWBERRY BLUSH STRAWBERRY BLUSH

STRAWBERRY BLUSH

(Anderson, R.F., 2010)

30” tall, 50” wide, single, mid

$60

Strawberry-colored blooms up to five inches across that fade to berries-and-cream on this floriferous plant. Attractive foliage is mounded with no runners.

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TONKA BERRY TONKA BERRY TONKA BERRY TONKA BERRY

TONKA BERRY

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2019)

24” tall, 42” wide, single, mid

$60

Minnetonka is filled with natural beauty and remarkable private gardens. Our new “berry” has raspberry blooms with delicately crinkled petals, buttery yellow stamens, and spectacular foliage.

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TONKA CLOUD TONKA CLOUD TONKA CLOUD TONKA CLOUD

TONKA CLOUD

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2020)

26” tall, 46” wide, semi-double, mid

$300

Sky-blue waters under fluffy clouds is the classic Lake Minnetonka view. True-white petals billow around blushing pink flares with gossamer, creamy stamens.

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TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA

TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2020)

34” tall, 50” wide, single, early to mid

$100

In the gardens reaching down to Lake Minnetonka shores, nothing sets off vivid aqua waters better than shameless, unabashedly luxurious pink. Long, lush golden stamens.

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TONKA FUCHSIA TONKA FUCHSIA TONKA FUCHSIA TONKA FUCHSIA

TONKA FUCHSIA

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2021)

24” tall, 32” wide, single, early to mid

$60

The most impudent of colors, gorgeous against its foliage or in a bouquet, with an exceptionally beautiful center.

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TONKA FUSION TONKA FUSION TONKA FUSION TONKA FUSION

TONKA FUSION

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2021)

28” tall, 40” wide, single, mid

$60

When this fancy character opens, you can almost hear the fireworks! Cream streaks against audacious pink with a dramatic bright yellow froth. Handsome foliage.

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TONKA MULBERRY TONKA MULBERRY TONKA MULBERRY TONKA MULBERRY

TONKA MULBERRY

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2021)

24” tall, 36” wide, single, mid

$250

Vibrant, vivid color that delights from across the garden and surprises up close with a frothy pop of buttery gold.

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TONKA PEACH TONKA PEACH TONKA PEACH TONKA PEACH

TONKA PEACH

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2019)

30” tall, 48” wide, semi-double, mid

$300

Sunsets on Lake Minnetonka are best viewed from a boat and evoked in the garden. Exquisite peach and apricot petals around delicate, wispy stamens. Splendid foliage.

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TONKA PINK TONKA PINK TONKA PINK TONKA PINK

TONKA PINK

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2019)

30” tall, 48” wide, semi-double, mid

$75

Post-Civil War, elegant hotels on Lake Minnetonka filled their lobbies with the perfume of blooms like our light-hearted pink petals with reddish flares and pale yellow stamens. Wonderful foliage.

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TONKA PURPLE TONKA PURPLE TONKA PURPLE TONKA PURPLE

TONKA PURPLE

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2021)

32” tall, 44” wide, semi-double to double, early to mid

$500

For the discriminating collector, the only semi-double-to-double intersectional in this glamorous hue in the world. A showpiece in the garden.

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TONKA WHITE TONKA WHITE TONKA WHITE TONKA WHITE

TONKA WHITE

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2021)

28” tall, 44” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$300

Abundant and luminously white petals gather in flares of blushing crimson, in striking contrast to deep green, glossy foliage.

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UNIQUE UNIQUE UNIQUE UNIQUE

UNIQUE

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

34” tall, 48” wide, single, mid

$50

Even after all the years I have called Swenson Gardens my home and dozens of new peonies have arrived; Becky still loves my bloom color the best! I love you too, Becky!

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WATERMELON WINE WATERMELON WINE WATERMELON WINE WATERMELON WINE

WATERMELON WINE

(ANDERSON, R.F., 1999)

30” tall, 42” wide, single, mid

$60

Standout color so succulent it almost looks juicy! Happy gardeners gave us glowing reports about this intersectional, so we have released a few more.

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WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR

WHITE EMPEROR

(Seidl, 1989)

28" high, 36" wide, semi-double, mid to late

$75

Here it is: the purest white intersectional growing whiter as it ages, cupping a center of light yellow set against stunning, dark-green foliage. Magnificent.

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WILLIAM D. HOARD Jr.

WILLIAM D. HOARD Jr.

(ANDERSON, R.F., 2012)

28” tall, 40” wide, double, mid

$500

Named in honor of the founder of the Hoard Museum in Fort Atkinson, WI. According to Roger Anderson, the first and only double red intersectional/Itoh hybrid peony.

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