Tree Peonies

Not trees, but shrubs with woody stems.

When mature they are nothing short of breathtaking in coloration and size.  But temper expectations with cultural realities, like the weather and the time it takes for a tree peony to grow good roots. We start you off with quality stock, often multi-branched or with thick stems indicating many years of growth. Other varieties might be available at the nursery. 

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Age of Gold (Saunders)
Age of Gold
Fluffy golden yellow semi- double flowers, from medium to large in size, are held just above the foliage; the blooms have a small red flare in the center; one of the easiest and hardiest tree peonies; has an advanticious growth habit, so division is easy. $75.00 SOLD OUT

Alice Harding (Japan)
Alice Harding
Luscious bright yellow double blooms have a faint tint of reddish brown at the base of the petals and sometimes on the petal edges; also known as 'Kinko'; large blooms slightly hang downward; among the last tree peonies to bloom. $65.00

Anna Marie (Seidl)
Anna Marie
Two light yellow parents produced this most elegant and large soft lavender with deep burgandy flares ; a vigorous grower that gets to 5 ft. tall here; green carpels and stigmas are surrounded by golden stamens; reliable bloomer; occasionally will set seeds; these are large plants over 6 yrs old. $95.00

Argonaut (Daphnis)
Argonaut
Flower is a pale pink with a skinny picotee edge of maroon; promiment flares also maroon; white carpels are surrounded by golden stamens; plant height 3 to 4 ft. $95.00 SOLD OUT

Barone Thyssen Bornemisza (M)(Sir Peter Smithers)
Barone Thyssen Bornemisza
A beautiful rockii hybrid of rockii U.K. version x Kamata Fuji, hybridized by Sir Peter Smithers; the flowers, all of 10 inches wide, are large, ruffled and notched in a lovely shade of bright pink blended with mauve; the pink pales at the edges of the petals; and as you would expect from rockii, dramatic black flares; height to 5 feet; purplish cast to the foliage throughout the season. $110.00 SOLD OUT
Black Panther (Saunders)
Black Panther
Tall plant to 5 feet with distinctive fine cutleaf foliage and medium size, semi-double black-maroon blooms; vigorous grower and profuse bloomer. $90.00

Guardian of the Monastery (Gratwick)
Guardian of the Monastery
Very large frilly flower with short deep purple flares; the color is a blend of ivory, lavender and pink; vigorous in any weather. $110.00

Hélène Martin (F)(E to M)(Jean Cayeux) 1980
Hélène Martin
Magnificent flowers 8 to 10 inches or more with round petals of gleaming pearlescent white; in the center prominent raspberry flares stand out over washes of bright citrus yellow; a mass of long raspberry filaments tops golden yellow stamens; one of the earliest to bloom on stems of 6 feet or more; dense fine-cut foliage;(Potanini Trolloides x Gessekai). $110.00
Hephestos (F)(M)(Daphnis)
Hephestos
Spectacular dark scarlet red semi-double with a slightly crinkled and velvety texture; large blooms stand well above the light green foliage; reliable bloomer; in Greek mythology Hephestos was the god of fire; divisions from well established plants. $110.00 SOLD OUT
Hesperus (Saunders)
Hesperus
A large dusty rose pink single flower with pale yellow undertones and deep rose veins; crinkled petals add texture; height from 3 to 5 feet with a spread from 3 to 4 feet, very hardy; large divisions from mature plant. $95.00

Hoki (Japan)
Hoki
One of the more vigorous bright reds; full, almost double flowers with a small center of golden yellow stamens surrounding bright red stigmas; blooms mid season; medium size, both blooms and plant height; divisions from older plants. $87.00 SOLD OUT

Iphigenia (Daphnis)
Iphigenia
One of the most dramatic tree peonies in our gardens; large deep red single with two rows of rounded petals surround a center of dark glossy black maroon flares; floriferous; 38" tall. $100.00

Kirintsukasa (Japan)
Kirintsukasa
Broad pink petals with a slightly purple tint comprise these huge, billowy blossoms with reddish-purple carpels; rare and choice. $85.00 SOLD OUT

Kronos (L)(Daphnis)
Kronos
Dark deep red double flower with a black-blue overcast; large semi-double flowers are slightly pendulous; vigorous bloomer; magnificent in every aspect; named after the god of time; divisions from field grown plants. If you want stems intact, please call in your order. $120.00

Madam André Devillers (M)(A. Rivière) 1955
Madam André Devillers
A fully double satin maroon red suffruticosa, one of the rare tree peonies that flowers for as long as three weeks; the deep, rich shade of red is lauded for its uncommon purity; plant height to 5 feet with blooms about 6-1/2 inches; vigorous plant and prolific bloomer; very ornamental light green foliage; one of the best. $84.00 SOLD OUT
Marie Laurencin (M)(Daphnis)
Marie Laurencin
Semi double flowers of bright lavender pink that goes a touch deeper at the center; the petals are symmetrical presenting a flower of perfect form; all the flowers are held high above the glossy green foliage so you can see all of them at a glance; a heavy bloomer presenting a delightful stance in the border; 30" or more. $65.00
Nike (F)(M)(Daphnis 1985)
Nike
A large, gorgeous flower with a blend of coral and peach lighted with a golden glow; red flares and yellow anthers; an excellent bloomer with flowers that stand well above the foliage; sets seeds; Nike (nee-kay) is the Greek goddess of victory. $110.00 SOLD OUT
Redon (L)(Daphnis)
Redon
Redon is unusual in that each plant bears flowers of two distinct colors--some will be pale pink suffused with cream and yellow, while others will be peach; a rare plant and one of the largest tree peony flowers averaging about 10 inches, carried well above a short plant about 30 inches; in our experience the blooms are moderately pendulant and excessivly gorgeous; a few divisions from mature plants. $165.00 SOLD OUT

Right Royal (Saunders)
Right Royal
Semi-double to double flower formed by symetrical petals; creamy yellow base overlaid and edged with rose pink and featuring deeper pink flares at the base of petals; generally reddish in appearance; blooms about 5 inches; plant about 36" tall. $95.00

Satin Rouge (M)(Lemoine) 1926
Available also in pots at the nursery.
Satin Rouge
Old-time French variety with large dense double blooms that get 8 inches or more; different reddish tints overlay the pale silvery yellow/ivory base of each petal; noticeable is a subtle red edge that outlines each petal; the flower is pendulant, as with many old varieties; grow with Souviner de Maxime Cornu, which also gets to 5 ft. tall, and have cut flowers from both together for a spectacular bouquet. $79.00
Savage Splendor (M)(Saunders) 1950
Available also in pots at the nursery.
Savage Splendor
Large twisted and ruffled flowers 6 inches or more have an ivory base that is veined and edged with deep rose and lavender; the flower opens to reveal dark rose flares, a stunning contrast to the overall coloration; forms a neat bush about 5 ft. tall; vigorous grower, reliable bloomer. $84.00
Shima Nishiki (M)(Japan)
Shima Nishiki
Huge semi-double red flowers can be 7 to 8 inches or more with white striping that has no fixed form, so no two blooms are alike; this chimera originated on a branch of Taiyo, and still resembles Taiyo in every respect, except for the variegation; stigmas and sheath are blazing red; 4 to 5 ft. tall, vigorous and a profuse bloomer. $84.00
Shimane Chojuraku (Long Life) (M)(Japan)
Available also in pots at the nursery.
Shimane Chojuraku (Long Life)
Large brilliant lavender lilac semi-double with almost black flares that highlight the petal base; vigorous upright growing plant; reliable bloomer; field grown stock. $90.00

Souvenir de Maxime Cornu (Louis Henry)(aka Kinkaku)
Souvenir de Maxime Cornu
Bright, yellow blooms tinted with red and oranges hues and edges; bluish green foliage; the blooms are naturally pendulant (hanging), and not just because the flowers are huge and fully double; mild, pleasant fragrance. $75.00 SOLD OUT

Spectacular Shintenchi (M)(Japan)
Spectacular Shintenchi
Satiny pink semi-double with prominent deep red flares that add an etched richness to the bloom; blooms are 10 inches or more across; fades to a creamy pink that makes the flares even more outstanding; height about 36 inches; field grown and rarely available. $100.00 SOLD OUT
Spring Carnival (L)(Saunders) 1944
Spring Carnival
Large golden blooms edged and suffused with red and rose; maroon flares deep inside; height to 5 ft. or more with flowers at times almost 6 inches; field grown plants; picture shows Spring Carnival just opening. $76.00 SOLD OUT
Tama Sudare (M)(Japan)
Tama Sudare
Large ruffled pure white semi-double flowers are 8 inches or more; white carpels with long white filaments; foliage slightly brushed purple; height to about 5 feet; strong grower and prolific bloomer; field grown. $86.00
Teni (Japan)
Teni
Large soft pink double blooms billowing with wide ruffled petals; blush on opening takes a while to fades to white brillianc; deep burgundy cluster of carpels in the center is in striking contrast; medium height plant with flowers from 8 to 10 inches. Plant stems, which are 3 to 4 ft. tall, will be cut back for shipping. If you wish stems intact, please call in your order. 1-800-668-9690 $75.00

Tessera (Daphnis)
Available also in pots at the nursery.
Tessera
A vibrant, rare coral orange blend with deep raspberry flares; 4 ft. or more in height; hefty field grown specimens. If you want stems intact, please call in your order. 1-800-668-9690. $00.00 SOLD OUT

Toichi Ruby (F)(E)(Toichi Domoto)
Toichi Ruby
Ruby red rose with an excellent amount of bloom; well-formed bush with semi-double to double flowers held upright over the foliage. Reliable, with pollen, seeds and stamens, also fragrant. 48" in height; field grown plants. $72.00 SOLD OUT
Tria (F)(E through L)(Daphnis)
Tria
One of the earliest to open, a large bright single yellow that gives a longer bloom than any other tree peony; dense foliage and stems, and, when well established, laden with mildy fragrant blooms; 36 inches or more; hefty divisions from large plants. If you want stems intact, please call in your order. 1-800-668-9690. $75.00

Vesuvian (Saunders)
Vesuvian
Deep maroon semi-double to double with purple undertones; furled and fringed petals; medium size flowers; rounded and bushy plant with narrow petals; vigorous habit, height about 36"; divisions from mature plants, $75.00

Yachio Tsubaki (L)(Japanese Mouton)
Yachio Tsubaki
Large semi-double flowers are a vivid shade of coral pink with silken smooth petals; the interiors are etched profusely, but subtly with rose veining; the foliage is unique among tree peonies in that the deep cut leaves are colored an attractive rosy bronze ; forms a woody shrub about 4 X 3 ft. or more; deserves a place of honor in your garden for its rare beauty, dependable performance and longevity. Field grown specimens. $84.00
Yagumo (Japan)
Yagumo
Rich purple semi-double to double with layered petals that radiate from the center in a whirl; outer petals rimmed with ivory white; Height to 4 ft. or more x 3 ft. 5 Years plus field grown stock. $84.00