Swenson Gardens

Swenson Gardens is open for 2022 ordering. All orders are shipped or picked up in the fall.

Garden Peonies

Garden varieties are some of the most popular peonies and are enjoyed around the world. Heirloom and new varieties are grown here for all types of peony enthusiasts. These versatile plants offer a wide range of bloom times, so you can enjoy peonies over an extended season. Their appeal is exquisite, both in your landscape and bouquet.

ABALONE PEARL ABALONE PEARL ABALONE PEARL ABALONE PEARL

ABALONE PEARL

(Krekler, 1978)

32” tall, 38” wide, single, early

$30

Will the first coral colored bloom please show? We promise to stave off the warmer temperatures so your intense color may last longer!

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ADONIS ADONIS ADONIS ADONIS

ADONIS

(Sass, 1930)

36” tall, 42” wide, double, mid to late

$30

Bring on the glitz! Infuse pink with some yellow and you now have the true meaning of a cut flower from the 1930’s! A top performer.

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AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA

AMERICA

(N. Rudolph, 1976)

30” tall, 40” wide, single, early

$30

Flag-red, feisty, and fragrant. This early single holds its head up proudly. Stunning in numbers in the garden, and dramatic as a cut flower.

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ANGELO COBB FREEBORN ANGELO COBB FREEBORN ANGELO COBB FREEBORN ANGELO COBB FREEBORN

ANGELO COBB FREEBORN

(Freeborn, 1943)

40” tall, 48” wide, double, mid

$30

Mrs. Freeborn describes this pale coral shade as “shrimp pink.” The very large blooms require some support and deliver gorgeous impact from afar.

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ARCHANGEL ARCHANGEL ARCHANGEL ARCHANGEL

ARCHANGEL

(Saunders, 1950)

36” tall, 48” wide, single, early

$40

His Heavenly attributes await us in early spring. Angelic white color adorns the top of his throne supported by pillars of gigantic ‘macrophylla’ foliage.

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AVA NIDA AVA NIDA AVA NIDA AVA NIDA

AVA NIDA

(Unknown)

34” tall, 42” wide, single, mid to late

$30

Born in Oregon in mid-1950s, along with its brother, Rivida, Minnesota-grown Ava is unapologetically, vividly, vibrantly, pink. Gorgeous and graceful.

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BESS BOCKSTOCE BESS BOCKSTOCE BESS BOCKSTOCE BESS BOCKSTOCE

BESS BOCKSTOCE

(Bockstoce, 1955)

32" tall, 40" wide, double, early

$45 Sold Out

Pretty in pink! My sweet smell and gradient shades of pink make me one of the top cut flowers. I offer a wonderful plant habitat, too.

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BUTTERFLIES IN FLIGHT

(Anderson, R.F./Kornder/Swenson, 2014)

26” tall, 38” wide, single, mid to late

$30

Airy, dancing blooms are far from delicate and flutter atop very sturdy stems. Spectacular color and movement when planted in clusters.

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BUTTERFLY KISSES BUTTERFLY KISSES BUTTERFLY KISSES BUTTERFLY KISSES

BUTTERFLY KISSES

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

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

$55

I am a crowing achievement of my originator’s goal to develop petite plants with small blooms. My mere 4” bloom size presents a stunning accent in smaller gardens.

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CANDY STRIPE CANDY STRIPE CANDY STRIPE CANDY STRIPE

CANDY STRIPE

(Anderson, R.F., 1992)

44” tall, 58” wide, double, late

$40

Painted like peppermint, this sweet treat is much-beloved for the playful personality and delightful color combination it brings to late season beds.

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CARNATION BOUQUET CARNATION BOUQUET CARNATION BOUQUET CARNATION BOUQUET

CARNATION BOUQUET

(Seidl, 1996)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, mid

$35

The delicious scent of cloves spices the garden walk when edged with this uncommon and very special bloom. A fabulous cut flower with attractive foliage year-round.

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CENTURY SNOWDRIFT  CENTURY SNOWDRIFT  CENTURY SNOWDRIFT  CENTURY SNOWDRIFT

CENTURY SNOWDRIFT

(Anderson/Kornder/Swenson, 2014)

36” tall, 48” wide, single, mid to late

$30

Grouped in mass plantings to show off their alabaster petals, these pearly beauties offer the effect of a snow drift, without the brrrr temperatures.

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CHERRY CHARM CHERRY CHARM CHERRY CHARM CHERRY CHARM

CHERRY CHARM

(Krekler/Klehm, 1994)

32” tall, 40” wide, single, early

$30

My cheerful cherry red blooms will definitely charm you in the early bloom season. Make sure to plant me in a dry location so I can bask in the sun from dawn till dusk

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CHIFFON PARFAIT CHIFFON PARFAIT CHIFFON PARFAIT CHIFFON PARFAIT

CHIFFON PARFAIT

(Klehm, 1981)

36” tall, 48” wide, double, very late

$30

Like many a late bloomer, this one is a spectacular beauty worth the wait. Buds and petals of the palest pink with bright green foliage.

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CHOCOLATE SOLDIER CHOCOLATE SOLDIER CHOCOLATE SOLDIER CHOCOLATE SOLDIER

CHOCOLATE SOLDIER

(Auten, 1936)

28” tall, 32” wide, Japanese, mid

$40

The darkest russet garden peony deserves all the attention a front-and-center spot in your border provides. Touched with gold and extraordinarily dramatic.

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CONSTANCE SPRY CONSTANCE SPRY CONSTANCE SPRY CONSTANCE SPRY

CONSTANCE SPRY

(Saunders, 1941)

30” tall, 36” wide, semi-double, mid

$200

Saunders collector alert! Very rare and one of our top three favorites of our beloved Dr. A.P. Saunders. Huge semi-double blooms that often reach 8” in diameter.

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CORAL CHARM CORAL CHARM CORAL CHARM CORAL CHARM

CORAL CHARM

(Wissing, 1964)

36” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, early-mid

$35

Other corals may fade quickly to ivory and light yellow, but I am special because my genuine coral color lasts longer. I am also a real charmer in a vase.

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CORAL N' GOLD CORAL N' GOLD CORAL N' GOLD CORAL N' GOLD

CORAL N' GOLD

(Cousins/Klehm, 1981)

36” tall, 40” wide, single, early

$35

Standing out in the garden is a good thing. My coral outer guard petals frame a glowing, golden center. For a stunning show, plant a lot of me.

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CORAL SUNSET CORAL SUNSET CORAL SUNSET CORAL SUNSET

CORAL SUNSET

(Wissing/Klehm, 1981)

32” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, early

$35

A popular favorite every year for its tri-colored and tri-phase blooms. Intense coral guard petals touched with rose slowly fade to pale ivory. Delightful.

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CORAL SUPREME CORAL SUPREME CORAL SUPREME CORAL SUPREME

CORAL SUPREME

(Wissing/Klehm 1981)

36” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, early

$35

My ivory tinged coral petals give me a special look. Some years I’m nearly the most popular coral. Oh, by the way, you get one of me per straight stem.

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CORALIE CORALIE CORALIE CORALIE

CORALIE

(Saunders, 1940)

32” tall, 40” wide, single to semi-double, early

$35

Exclusivity can be a good thing! I have been available in limited numbers for many years. Some consider me to be one of the first coral pinks from Saunder’s lobata hybrids.

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CRINKLED LINENS CRINKLED LINENS CRINKLED LINENS CRINKLED LINENS

CRINKLED LINENS

(Klehm, 1998)

30” tall, 38” wide, single, early

$30

In response to customer requests, this copious bloomer is back in limited availability. Broad, pure white petals with elegant guard egg yolk-yellow centers. Lovely foliage.

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DIANA PARKS DIANA PARKS DIANA PARKS DIANA PARKS

DIANA PARKS

(Bockstoce, 1942)

38” tall, 44” wide, bomb double, early

$35

A flirtatious double bomb with fragrant blooms. Support the blooms, cut them when they are tennis-ball sized, and enjoy in a vase. Diana won’t disappoint.

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DO TELL DO TELL DO TELL DO TELL

DO TELL

(Auten, 1946)

32” tall, 42” wide, Japanese, mid

$30

A constantly evolving palette of watercolor pinks, delicate corals, and rose accents, this fascinating showstopper changes daily, almost right before your eyes.

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DUCHESSE d’ORLEANS

(Guerin, 1846)

36” tall, 48” wide, double, mid

$30

Every year the Swensons get asked about a violet, pinkish bloom with white in the middle that Grandma once grew. I’m here!

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EARLY WINDFLOWER EARLY WINDFLOWER EARLY WINDFLOWER EARLY WINDFLOWER

EARLY WINDFLOWER

(Saunders, 1939)

36” tall, 54” wide, single, very early

$40

Hang on to your hats as the very early spring winds blow. Blooms described as ‘slightly nodding’ and ‘foliage is fern-like and very handsome’. Saunders alert!

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ELIZA LUNDY ELIZA LUNDY ELIZA LUNDY ELIZA LUNDY

ELIZA LUNDY

(Krekler)

24” tall, 32” wide, bomb double, mid

$35

The intensity and drama of Red Charm on a petite frame, with compact, dense foliage. Delivers an impact in a small space. Lovely cut flower.

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ERMA (‘ERMENEGILDA MANTAGNA’) ERMA (‘ERMENEGILDA MANTAGNA’) ERMA (‘ERMENEGILDA MANTAGNA’) ERMA (‘ERMENEGILDA MANTAGNA’)

ERMA (‘ERMENEGILDA MANTAGNA’)

(Unknown/Mantegna, 1981)

36” tall, 40” wide, single, early

$40

This exotic-looking show-off with evenly spaced petals is a stunner. Originally registered by Alfred Mantegna and then purchased from Don Smetana in Washington.

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ETCHED SALMON ETCHED SALMON ETCHED SALMON ETCHED SALMON

ETCHED SALMON

(Cousins/Klehm, 1981)

36” tall, 42” wide, double, mid

$40

As a cut flower, this silver-touched coral double is outstanding, long-lasting, and fragrant. Popular for its looks and its foliage.

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FAIRY PRINCESS FAIRY PRINCESS FAIRY PRINCESS FAIRY PRINCESS

FAIRY PRINCESS

(Glasscock/Falk, 1955)

20” tall, 28” wide, single, early

$30

A petite delight of compact, rounded foliage and brilliant, sassy blooms. Perfection in rock gardens, borders, and wherever space is small but big impact is desired.

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FAITHFUL DREAM FAITHFUL DREAM FAITHFUL DREAM FAITHFUL DREAM

FAITHFUL DREAM

(Stanek, 2014)

34” tall, 40” wide, semi-double to double, early

$100

True to its name, the older it gets the better it looks! Blooms may be smaller in its early years but dreamy, and huge, in later years.

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FANTASIA FANTASIA FANTASIA FANTASIA

FANTASIA

(Saunders, 1931)

40” tall, 52” wide, single, very early

$30

My composition may be improvisatory in form, but look past my fleshy pink blooms and notice my maroon infused stems and leaves. Unique foliage masterpiece!

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FEATHER TOP FEATHER TOP FEATHER TOP FEATHER TOP

FEATHER TOP

(Wild, 1967)

32” tall, 44” wide, double, mid

$30

Ready for something different? Some gardeners call me a novelty however I like to call my blooms unusual in a good way. Watch me each day as my layers unfold.

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FELIX SUPREME FELIX SUPREME FELIX SUPREME FELIX SUPREME

FELIX SUPREME

(Kriek, 1955)

34” tall, 42” wide, double, mid

$30

Some growing years I do need support, as my blooms can be quite large. For those of you who do not like fragrant cut flowers, I’m all yours!

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FIRE BOMB FIRE BOMB FIRE BOMB FIRE BOMB

FIRE BOMB

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

26” tall, 40” wide, bomb, early to mid

$200

Absolutely, positively fire engine red! Densely packed bomb of such a clear, definite red that is fairly pops against its well-formed foliage.

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FRANCES FRANCES FRANCES FRANCES

FRANCES

(Saunders)

30” tall, 40” wide, single, early

$30

Shade this peachy pink bloom from afternoon sun, and its ballet tutu color will linger longer. Extraordinary, long-legged centers inside well-sculpted guard petals.

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GLORIOUS ARRIVAL GLORIOUS ARRIVAL GLORIOUS ARRIVAL GLORIOUS ARRIVAL

GLORIOUS ARRIVAL

(Swenson Gardens, 2022)

28” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, early to mid

$500

Arriving with crepe like petals early in life is a good thing…for peonies. Silky and paper-thin petals present a stunning bloom with classic dark green foliage.

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GLORIOUS BLUSH GLORIOUS BLUSH GLORIOUS BLUSH GLORIOUS BLUSH

GLORIOUS BLUSH

(Swenson Gardens, 2022)

30” tall, 40” wide, semi-double to double, early

$750

No diffidence here! Bold, confident, assertive peony that looks forward to spring! In fact ‘early’ spring blooms of this color may make a gardener blush with joy.

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GLORIOUS CHEER GLORIOUS CHEER GLORIOUS CHEER GLORIOUS CHEER GLORIOUS CHEER GLORIOUS CHEER

GLORIOUS CHEER

(Anderson, R.F/Swenson Gardens, 2022)

28” tall, 38” wide, bomb double, early to mid

$1000

Take courage dear peony enthusiasts when bright red blooms emerge in the spring. Rejoice and be glad in it. Your heart (and eyes, nose and appendages) will truly shout for joy!

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GLORIOUS GRACE GLORIOUS GRACE GLORIOUS GRACE GLORIOUS GRACE

GLORIOUS GRACE

(Anderson, R.F/Swenson Gardens, 2022)

26” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, early to mid

$750

Just as God showed His unconditional love for us through His Son, Glorious Grace will find its unmerited favor in your peony garden.

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GLORIOUS HONEY GLORIOUS HONEY GLORIOUS HONEY GLORIOUS HONEY

GLORIOUS HONEY

(Swenson Gardens, 2022)

24” tall, 32” wide, semi-double to double, early

$750

Sweetness has never ‘smelled’ so good! Such a delight in a peony garden. Especially knowing ‘Melissa’ was her mom.

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GLORIOUS HOPE GLORIOUS HOPE GLORIOUS HOPE GLORIOUS HOPE

GLORIOUS HOPE

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2022)

20” tall, 30” wide, double, early to mid

$1000

Though not as big as her mom, Melissa, to trust and wait expectantly each spring, rewards peony enthusiasts the true meaning of a ‘dwarf’ cultivar.

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GLORIOUS IMPRINT GLORIOUS IMPRINT GLORIOUS IMPRINT GLORIOUS IMPRINT

GLORIOUS IMPRINT

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2022)

28” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, mid to late

$175

Finally, a vivid impression of what a mid to late blooming peony should look like. Outstanding plant habitat that is the essence in your garden.

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GLORIOUS JOY GLORIOUS JOY GLORIOUS JOY GLORIOUS JOY GLORIOUS JOY

GLORIOUS JOY

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2022)

20” tall, 34” wide, bomb double, early to mid

$1000

Check off all your senses when this variety blooms in the spring! Happiness abounds in small plants within your garden.

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GLORIOUS LAVENDER GLORIOUS LAVENDER GLORIOUS LAVENDER GLORIOUS LAVENDER

GLORIOUS LAVENDER

(Swenson Gardens, 2022)

34” tall, 44” wide, double, early

$2000

Through our new mom and A.P. Saunders ‘Queen Rose’ the dad, may we present their child, Glorious Lavender. Attributes never been seen or smelled this early, ever.

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GLORIOUS LOOK GLORIOUS LOOK GLORIOUS LOOK GLORIOUS LOOK

GLORIOUS LOOK

(Swenson Gardens, 2022)

30” tall, 40” wide, single to semi-double, early to mid

$150

Though scents are not present, the sense to stop and look will grab your attention during bloom time. Dark green foliage is definitely an eye catcher too.

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GLORIOUS PASSION GLORIOUS PASSION GLORIOUS PASSION GLORIOUS PASSION

GLORIOUS PASSION

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2022)

26” tall, 34” wide, semi-double, early to mid

$300

Roger F Anderson’s love for creating peonies is certainly exemplified in this new variety. His passion is being carried forward by us for many generations.

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GLORIOUS SECRET GLORIOUS SECRET GLORIOUS SECRET GLORIOUS SECRET GLORIOUS SECRET GLORIOUS SECRET

GLORIOUS SECRET

(Swenson Gardens, 2022)

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

$750

Not as tall as its sister, Wonderous Secret, smaller spaces may allow this ‘secret’ to fulfill its place in your garden. Lovely dark green foliage but don’t tell anyone.

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GLORIOUS SOUND GLORIOUS SOUND GLORIOUS SOUND GLORIOUS SOUND

GLORIOUS SOUND

(Swenson Gardens, 2022)

28” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, early

$300

Our new mom certainly has an affection to A.P. Saunders. His ‘Fantasia’ and her produced a rather boisterous child named ‘Glorious Sound’.

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GLORIOUS WHISPER GLORIOUS WHISPER GLORIOUS WHISPER GLORIOUS WHISPER

GLORIOUS WHISPER

(Swenson Gardens, 2022)

32” tall, 40” wide, single to semi-double, early

$125

Our new mom also had an eye on R.G. Klehm’s ‘Lavender Whisper’. Their child far exceeds its dad’s original characteristics. Perhaps our new mom had a part in that?

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GOLDEN WHEEL ‘Huang Jin Lun’ GOLDEN WHEEL ‘Huang Jin Lun’ GOLDEN WHEEL ‘Huang Jin Lun’ GOLDEN WHEEL ‘Huang Jin Lun’

GOLDEN WHEEL ‘Huang Jin Lun’

(Unknown, China)

34” tall, 38” wide, double, mid to late

$100

Usher in the spring with lime green stems that change into yellow green foliage as it matures. Very slow grower and requires full sun. Be patient and protective!

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GOLDILOCKS GOLDILOCKS GOLDILOCKS GOLDILOCKS

GOLDILOCKS

(Gilbertson, 1975)

28” tall, 38” wide, bomb double, early to mid

$35

Lacey gathered skirts of petals in a scrumptious shade of butter-to-daffodil yellow, so treasured in peonies. Tip: wait a season or two to cut blooms for best results.

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GREEN HALO GREEN HALO GREEN HALO GREEN HALO

GREEN HALO

(Klehm, 1999)

28” tall, 34” wide, single to semi-double, early to mid

$30

Appearing white in color from a distance reveals a plethora of lime green and chartreuse shades upon arriving at this unusual bloom colorations. Pictures are allowed!

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HENRY BOCKSTOCE HENRY BOCKSTOCE HENRY BOCKSTOCE HENRY BOCKSTOCE

HENRY BOCKSTOCE

(Bockstoce, 1955)

40” tall, 50” wide, double, early to mid

$30

Gardeners continually admire my looks and fragrance in the gardens. I kept telling them to bring me inside and to shows. Now they get it!

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HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT

HIGHLIGHT

(Auten/Wild, 1952)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, mid-late

$40

Yes, the dark red peony you can see from our road during Peony Field Days is FINALLY available! The highlight reel of this red is…it doesn’t fade!

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HUTHII HUTHII HUTHII HUTHII

HUTHII

(Paeonia officinalis subsp)

24” tall, 30” wide, single, very early

$50

Being one of the original sub-species peonies has its advantages! I offer a very early bloom time, purplish blossoms, aqua foliage, and I’m a good mom and a great dad! You should see my kids!

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IVORY VICTORY IVORY VICTORY IVORY VICTORY IVORY VICTORY

IVORY VICTORY

(Klehm, 1988)

28” tall, 38” wide, double, mid

$35

These big, bountiful blooms are densely petaled and make extraordinary bouquets (and oil paintings!). One of the most popular, bestselling whites, with sturdy stems.

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JEANNE d’ARC JEANNE d’ARC JEANNE d’ARC JEANNE d’ARC

JEANNE d’ARC

(Calot, 1858)

36” tall, 42” wide, double, mid

$40 Sold Out

These voluptuous, magnificent blooms are as layered as a Renoir, and the pink-and-cream shades tipped here and there with red are exquisite. Impressive cut flower.

JOKER JOKER JOKER JOKER

JOKER

(Bockstoce/Landis/Allan Rogers, 2004)

30” tall, 36” wide, double, early to mid

$30

Short stature, big blooms—up to 8 inches across. Dense petals of dark pink open to lighter pink, turning to white. Sturdy stems. Excellent for borders.

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KARL ROSENFIELD KARL ROSENFIELD KARL ROSENFIELD KARL ROSENFIELD

KARL ROSENFIELD

(Karl Rosenfield, 1908)

32” tall, 40” wide, double, mid

$30

As a classic garden plant, I have been featured in flowerbeds for decades. If you are looking for your grandmother’s peony, here I am.

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KOKADEM KOKADEM KOKADEM KOKADEM

KOKADEM

(unknown)

26” tall, 36” wide, semi-double to double, late

$35

This mysterious variety is from a famous hybridizer’s garden, yet its precise origins are unknown, so its offspring are noted as seedling pollen and/or pod parent.

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LAURA DESSERT LAURA DESSERT LAURA DESSERT LAURA DESSERT

LAURA DESSERT

(Dessert, 1913)

32” tall, 38” wide, double, mid

$35

An icy lemon-colored double bomb, frothy as a meringue. This is an award-winning peony with prolific blooms, strong stems, and a divine fragrance.

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LAURA MAGNUSON LAURA MAGNUSON LAURA MAGNUSON LAURA MAGNUSON

LAURA MAGNUSON

(Saunders, 1941)

32” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, late

$35

In a dry location and spring, I do very well to show off my blooms and foliage. Otherwise I can be a tad finicky to flourish. Keep that between us girls.

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LAVENDER WHISPER

LAVENDER WHISPER

(Klehm, 1999)

26” tall, 36” wide, single, early

$30

A hint of lavender color arrives at blooms opening but more importantly, a hint of lavender smell fills our olfactory epitheliums! Hope your sensory neurons are working?

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LEMBROSE LEMBROSE LEMBROSE LEMBROSE

LEMBROSE

(Swenson Gardens, 2020)

32” tall, 38” wide, double, mid

$2500 Sold Out

Need we say more? The apex of new peony creations?

LIBERATOR LIBERATOR LIBERATOR LIBERATOR

LIBERATOR

(Saunders, 1940)

36” tall, 44” wide, single, early to mid

$40

Saunders collector alert! Novice gardeners alike can appreciate the charm of this very rare, magnificently crimson herbaceous hybrid that even holds purple tones.

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LIL’ SWEETIE LIL’ SWEETIE LIL’ SWEETIE LIL’ SWEETIE

LIL’ SWEETIE

(Klehm)

26” tall, 36” wide, single, very early

$30

Last year I was the first peony to bloom. Gardeners LOVE my fern leaf foliage, yet I’m much easier and faster growing than my parents.

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LINDA KATHLEEN JACK LINDA KATHLEEN JACK LINDA KATHLEEN JACK LINDA KATHLEEN JACK

LINDA KATHLEEN JACK

(Jack, 1970)

38” tall, 48” wide, double, late

$35 Sold Out

Greetings from Mission, British Columbia, Canada. I arrived at Swenson Gardens in 2005 and have spent the last few years growing and reproducing myself for availability this year.

LITTLE DORRIT LITTLE DORRIT LITTLE DORRIT LITTLE DORRIT

LITTLE DORRIT

(Saunders, 1949)

20” tall, 28” wide, single, early to mid

$300

Saunders’s collector alert! Very rare and only a few to share so order early!

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LITTLE JOE  LITTLE JOE  LITTLE JOE  LITTLE JOE

LITTLE JOE

(Krekler, 1977)

28” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, mid

$35

When Swensons first saw my astounding blossom they wanted to share their joy! I offer a flat bloom and exquisite foliage contained in a petite package.

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LITTLE RED GEM LITTLE RED GEM LITTLE RED GEM LITTLE RED GEM

LITTLE RED GEM

(Reath)

18” tall, 24” wide, single, very early

$30

It’s tough being one of the shortest peonies in the field. However, when gardeners get close to me, its love at first sight! Small is beautiful! Yes fern leaf foliage too!

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LOVEBIRDS LOVEBIRDS LOVEBIRDS LOVEBIRDS

LOVEBIRDS

(Goldsmith/Smetana, 1994)

32” tall, 48” wide, single, early

$30

Gift the garden of newlyweds with the palest of pink-white blooms, held aloft on entwined carpels, which inspired its name. Excellent, shrub-like foliage.

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MAY APPLE MAY APPLE MAY APPLE MAY APPLE

MAY APPLE

(Wolfe, H./Bigger, 1977)

30” tall, 36” wide, single, early to mid

$30

Seeing me in bloom will not keep the doctor away versus eating an apple in May. Please provide some afternoon shade so my apple color remains.

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MAY LILAC MAY LILAC MAY LILAC MAY LILAC

MAY LILAC

(Saunders, 1950)

36” tall, 56” wide, single, early

$30

What would early May be without a lilac colored peony? I get a little lonesome unless we are planted together in a clump or row and provided afternoon shade.

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MELISSA MELISSA MELISSA MELISSA

MELISSA

(Anderson, R.F., 2010)

30” tall, 40” wide, double, early to mid

$100

My cupped light yellow blooms are amazing to photograph. But seeing them in person is the best way to view them in your garden and in a vase. Exquisite, if I don’t say so myself!

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MILTON JACK MILTON JACK MILTON JACK MILTON JACK

MILTON JACK

(Jack, 1980)

30” tall, 40” wide, double, early to mid

$30

I was named after the founder of Ferncliff Gardens in Canada. I came to Swenson Gardens in 2005 and available again. My blooms are huge so support appreciated.

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NANCY NORA NANCY NORA NANCY NORA NANCY NORA

NANCY NORA

(Bernstein, J., 1942)

32” tall, 40” wide, double, mid

$30

Among our top five cut flowers that often sells out for many reasons: delightful fragrance, elegant petals, dense form, and pretty foliage. Now available!

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NEON NEON NEON NEON

NEON

(Nicholls, 1941)

34” tall, 42” wide, Japanese, mid to late

$30

Zing! Snap! Sizzle! No electricity needed to flip this switch in the garden. Rosy petals hold their color and the stamens are edged in gold.

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NORMA VOLZ NORMA VOLZ NORMA VOLZ NORMA VOLZ

NORMA VOLZ

(Volz, 1962)

28” tall, 38” wide, double, mid to late

$30

Fragrance vs huge blooms vs support needed? All great with Norma Volz! Yes she is available this season for those of you who saw her in the peony field last year.

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OLD FAITHFUL OLD FAITHFUL OLD FAITHFUL OLD FAITHFUL

OLD FAITHFUL

(Glasscock/Falk, 1964)

38” tall, 48” wide, double, mid to late

$50

I truly am the king of strong-stemmed reds. It takes longer for me to mature, but I am worth the wait. There are only a few of me to go around, so order early!

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PASTELEGANCE PASTELEGANCE PASTELEGANCE PASTELEGANCE

PASTELEGANCE

(Seidl, 1989)

30” tall, 40” wide, double, mid

$150

Rare, exquisite, and a bit slow to mature, with semi-glossy foliage and blooms that look like wedding cake frosting. Romantic and voluptuous, with limited amounts this year.

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PASTELORAMA PASTELORAMA PASTELORAMA PASTELORAMA

PASTELORAMA

(Seidl/Bremer, 2013)

36” tall, 46” wide, double, early to mid

$150

Our friend Roger F Anderson had a part in the parentage of this spectacular peony with his original seedling parent. Now let’s enjoy it in our gardens!

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PETITE ELEGANCE PETITE ELEGANCE PETITE ELEGANCE PETITE ELEGANCE

PETITE ELEGANCE

(Klehm, 1995)

24” tall, 30” wide, double, mid

$30

A perfectly diminutive peony: pretty fragrance, raspberry-tipped and ruffled petals with a honey-colored glow, sturdy stems, and border-worthy foliage. An excellent cutting garden plant.

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PETTICOAT PARADE PETTICOAT PARADE PETTICOAT PARADE PETTICOAT PARADE

PETTICOAT PARADE

(Klehm, R.G., 1989)

38” tall, 48” wide, bomb double, mid

$35

Like gathered petticoats, these soft pink-and-cream petals are ruffled and romantic. A star in any arrangement with a delicate fragrance and sturdy stems.

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PICOTEE PICOTEE PICOTEE PICOTEE

PICOTEE

(Saunders)

18” tall, 26” wide, single, very early

$50

Small, petite and very early bloom season has its rewards. Saunders collectors alert!

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PINK DERBY PINK DERBY PINK DERBY PINK DERBY

PINK DERBY

(Bigger, 1966)

24” tall, 38” wide, bomb double, late

$35

Very pink, very dramatic, very tightly packed with lovely petals. Large double bomb blooms are prolific and want support to look their best.

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PINK FLIRTATION PINK FLIRTATION PINK FLIRTATION PINK FLIRTATION

PINK FLIRTATION

(Anderson/Kornder/Swenson, 2014)

24” tall, 38” wide, bomb double, mid to late

$40

Don’t get me wrong about flirting as it is okay to do that in garden situations! You will see me later in the bloom time, which is a good thing for extending color (and flirting) in your garden.

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PLUM SURPRISE PLUM SURPRISE PLUM SURPRISE PLUM SURPRISE

PLUM SURPRISE

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

26” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, early to mid

$150

Mulberries are a bit too blue, pomegranates a bit too red. It’s a fresh-picked plum that these densely packed petals resemble, fresh as fruit salad against its crisp greens.

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POSTILLION POSTILLION POSTILLION POSTILLION

POSTILLION

(Saunders, 1941)

42” tall, 46” wide, huge single, mid

$30

A truly stunning presence in the garden! Enormous, deep scarlet red blooms held aloft on tall stems command attention (and a little support).

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PRAIRIE AFIRE PRAIRIE AFIRE PRAIRIE AFIRE PRAIRIE AFIRE

PRAIRIE AFIRE

(Brand, A.M., 1932)

32” tall, 40” wide, Japanese, mid

$30

I’m really not on fire but from a distance, a clump planting of me almost looks like a prairie fire. Be quick to photograph me as my colors change almost daily.

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QUEEN ROSE QUEEN ROSE QUEEN ROSE QUEEN ROSE

QUEEN ROSE

(Saunders, 1949)

28” tall, 38” wide, single to semi-double, early to mid

$100

Saunders called this ‘Masterpiece’ among his lobata hybrids. Perhaps his most gorgeous variety, this holds an exceptional hue, blushing to white in densely packed petals.

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RASPBERRY CHARM RASPBERRY CHARM RASPBERRY CHARM RASPBERRY CHARM

RASPBERRY CHARM

(Wissing/Klehm, 1985)

32” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, early

$35

Vibrant, raspberry-colored blooms hold their intensity regardless of the weather. Bright yellow gold centers are cupped by semi-double petals. Sturdy stems and wonderful cut flower.

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RASPBERRY SUNDAE RASPBERRY SUNDAE RASPBERRY SUNDAE RASPBERRY SUNDAE

RASPBERRY SUNDAE

(Klehm, Carl G., 1968)

36” tall, 48” wide, bomb double, mid to late

$30

Who needs ice cream when my blooms offer a scrumptious and delightful treat in the garden! P.S. I even smell nicer than ice cream.

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RED CHARM RED CHARM RED CHARM RED CHARM

RED CHARM

(Glasscock, 1944)

34” tall, 40” wide, bomb double, early

$30

Fabulous double bomb blooms can reach the size of a small soccer ball. Support is definitely needed in the field, but not in a vase!

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RED GRACE RED GRACE RED GRACE RED GRACE

RED GRACE

(Glasscock/Klehm, 1980)

34” tall, 40” wide, bomb double, early

$35

Last year’s second-most popular red peony. Intense wine-colored petals in dense formation are lush and memorable. Attractive, hedge-like foliage. This year’s number one?

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ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT

ROGER'S DELIGHT

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

24” tall, 36” wide, semi-double to double, early to mid

$1000 Sold Out

How could we ask for more after seeing this Roger Anderson seedling? Be patient as the ‘blooms’ take some time to fully open. Of course, now, it’s time to open up your pocket book!

ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE

ROGER'S PRIZE

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

30” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, mid

$500 Sold Out

Though hybridizing is not an official contest, this seedling certainly does not have an equal in the world. Perhaps the ultimate prize is growing this in your garden!

ROGER'S RED ROGER'S RED ROGER'S RED ROGER'S RED

ROGER'S RED

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

30” tall, 44” wide, semi-double, mid

$400 Sold Out

This darkest semi-double red will not fade and is the first peony Roger Anderson has allowed to bear his name. A very special herbaceous hybrid seedling.

ROSA BONHEUR ROSA BONHEUR ROSA BONHEUR ROSA BONHEUR

ROSA BONHEUR

(Dessert, 1905)

30” tall, 40” wide, double, late

$35

This extraordinary centenarian classic flourishes in the gardens of collectors of fine peonies. Now these large, rose-scented blooms are available to you!

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ROSE NOBLE ROSE NOBLE ROSE NOBLE ROSE NOBLE

ROSE NOBLE

(Saunders, 1950)

28” tall, 38” wide, single, early

$40

Upright, strong, and reputable truly defines my class of very early peonies. Veins of rose flow through my aristocratic petals.

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ROSELETTE’S CHILD ROSELETTE’S CHILD ROSELETTE’S CHILD ROSELETTE’S CHILD

ROSELETTE’S CHILD

(Saunders)

36” tall, 50” wide, single, early

$45

Creamy peach-colored blooms on sturdy stems arrive in early spring, and stately foliage sets off other border plants for the rest of the season.

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RUTH ELIZABETH RUTH ELIZABETH RUTH ELIZABETH RUTH ELIZABETH

RUTH ELIZABETH

(Brand, 1936)

26” tall, 36” wide, double, late

$30

Waiting for my bloom is hard to do as I am one of the latest reds to appear. Not to brag but I am a worthy exhibition bloom in a vase and stunning in your garden.

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SALMON BEAUTY SALMON BEAUTY SALMON BEAUTY SALMON BEAUTY

SALMON BEAUTY

(Glasscock/Auten, 1939)

36” tall, 42” wide, double, early to mid

$40

Richly layered color in a whopper of a gorgeous bloom, packed with petals. Support the giant blooms, and enjoy the light green foliage.

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SALMON DREAM SALMON DREAM SALMON DREAM SALMON DREAM

SALMON DREAM

(Reath, 1979)

28” tall, 36” wide, single to semi-double, early

$40

Gardeners’ dreams are made of my salmon colored blooms. Hybridizers also dream, but once they see my offspring, they have a hard time sleeping from their excitement!

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SARAH BERNHARDT SARAH BERNHARDT SARAH BERNHARDT SARAH BERNHARDT

SARAH BERNHARDT

(LeMoine, 1906)

36” tall, 48” wide, double, late

$30

Meet the number one cut flower in all the world. Its large, fragrant double blooms of pastel pink have been beloved for more than 100 years.

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SCARLET TANAGER SCARLET TANAGER SCARLET TANAGER SCARLET TANAGER

SCARLET TANAGER

(Saunders, 1942)

38” high, 42” wide, single, early to mid

$400

Saunders collectors alert!

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SCHAFFE SCHAFFE SCHAFFE SCHAFFE

SCHAFFE

(Krekler, 1965)

34” tall, 38” wide, Japanese, mid to late

$30

This Japanese bloom type can be as luxuriant as a double. Depending on the growing year and climate, blooms can approach a true lavender shade.

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SOLANGE SOLANGE SOLANGE SOLANGE

SOLANGE

(Lemoine, 1907)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, late

$30 Sold Out

Though not a prolific bloomer in our Zone 4, Solange produces abundant, fragrant, barely pink blooms in warmer zones. Petals are densely packed and gorgeous.

SPRITE SPRITE SPRITE SPRITE

SPRITE

(Saunders, 1950)

38” tall, 48” wide, single, very early

$30

I am definitely not small in stature! My apple-blossom-pink blooms stand tall and strong very early in the season. My presence is a stunning way to usher in Spring.

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SQUIRT SQUIRT SQUIRT SQUIRT

SQUIRT

(Klehm, 1998)

15” tall, 24” wide, single, early

$30

Speaking of height, I’m almost considered a dwarf or rock garden peony. Keep any additional watering away from me as I like drier locations.

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STARLIGHT STARLIGHT STARLIGHT STARLIGHT

STARLIGHT

(Saunders, 1949)

28” tall, 38” wide, single, very early

$30

A restrained, oh-so-elegant Saunders hybrid of gardenia-like pale yellow or creamy ivory guard petals encircling a densely packed golden center. Timeless and lovely.

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STEPHEN E AMBROSE STEPHEN E AMBROSE STEPHEN E AMBROSE STEPHEN E AMBROSE

STEPHEN E AMBROSE

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2014)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, mid

$250

This Roger Anderson hybrid is new, rare, and our most-requested herbaceous hybrid. Double red blooms can be 8 inches wide. Stems are exceptionally sturdy

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SUGAR N’ SPICE SUGAR N’ SPICE SUGAR N’ SPICE SUGAR N’ SPICE

SUGAR N’ SPICE

(Rogers, 1988)

24” tall, 44” wide, single, early

$30

This early bloomer is heavily ruffled and pretty as a party dress, with large blooms of 8-10 inches wide, visible from a distance. Strong stems.

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TERRY GRUDEM TERRY GRUDEM TERRY GRUDEM TERRY GRUDEM

TERRY GRUDEM

(Brand, 1963)

38” tall, 48” wide, Japanese, mid

$30

I love to stand up and stand out in a crowd, especially if there are numbers of me planted in a group. Visitors at Peony Field Days swoon over me!

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THE FAWN THE FAWN THE FAWN THE FAWN

THE FAWN

(Wright)

34” tall, 44” wide, double, mid to late

$30

Nearly transparent pink petals are textured with tiny flecks of rose, adding depth and dimension to this beloved fragrant cut flower. Strong stems.

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THE MIGHTY MO THE MIGHTY MO THE MIGHTY MO THE MIGHTY MO

THE MIGHTY MO

(Wild & Son, 1950)

38” tall, 54” wide, double, mid

$30

Wow! Unabashed, non-fading, vividly deep red petals that run to downright eggplant-colored intensity and contrasts with an electric yellow center. A favorite of cut flower buyers.

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TOP BRASS TOP BRASS TOP BRASS TOP BRASS

TOP BRASS

(Klehm, 1968)

28” tall, 38” wide, bomb double, mid

$30

Looking good outside has its advantages as the processional leads inside. Stately yet soft spoken once the ‘vase’ is allowed to host the ceremony.

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TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH

TRUTH

(Bigger, 1968)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, mid to late

$35 Sold Out

Really? Buds open as a delightful green that evolves through a plethora of fascinating shades before finally settling on that most pure color, white.

WHITE IVORY WHITE IVORY WHITE IVORY WHITE IVORY

WHITE IVORY

(Klehm, 1981)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, mid

$30

Our absolute favorite ivory white peony in a vase. Not a touch of yellow or a blush of pink, just glorious white and a lovely fragrance.

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WINTERTHUR WINTERTHUR WINTERTHUR WINTERTHUR

WINTERTHUR

(Saunders, 1952)

40” tall, 58” wide, single, early

$30

This massive peony on tall stems produces early spring blooms of white that contrast beautifully with dark green foliage. A top pick for landscape appeal.

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WONDEROUS CRINKLE WONDEROUS CRINKLE WONDEROUS CRINKLE WONDEROUS CRINKLE

WONDEROUS CRINKLE

(Swenson Gardens, 2021)

24” tall, 32” wide, single, mid

$60

Not as smooth as other single white peonies, however, my fragrance and crinkled petals attracts many gardeners and honey bees. too Hint, hint…

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WONDEROUS PORTRAIT WONDEROUS PORTRAIT WONDEROUS PORTRAIT WONDEROUS PORTRAIT

WONDEROUS PORTRAIT

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

24” tall, 32” wide, single, mid

$200

Hopefully you have optical stabilization on your camera as I think I see you shaking looking at me through your viewfinder. I know, I know, you have never seen a peony bloom like me.

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WONDEROUS SECRET WONDEROUS SECRET WONDEROUS SECRET WONDEROUS SECRET WONDEROUS SECRET

WONDEROUS SECRET

(Swenson Gardens, 2021)

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

$500

Swenson’s have kept me hidden from you far too long! Finally, they have shown me to the world. Yes, I’m that lovely so negotiate your purchase quickly before they hide me again.

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