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)
Available also in pots at the nursery.
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

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

Eve of Radiance (F)(M)(Wm. Gratwich 1996)
Eve of Radiance
Fragrant, beautiful semi-double pink blossoms with a glow that radiates over the petals; deeper pink veins permeate each petal and add a fascinating visual texture; grows to 4 ft. or more; sets seeds; vigorous growth habit. $00.00 SOLD OUT
Godaishu (M)(Japan) High Priest of the Garden
Godaishu
Large semi-double of pure white held well above the foliage; flaring petals curve gracefully around the center of yellow stamens forming a brilliant globe; an ancient tree peony that blooms profusely; 6 yr. stock. $76.00 SOLD OUT

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. $95.00 SOLD OUT

Hana Kisoi (F)(M)(Japan) Floral Rivalry
Hana Kisoi
A brilliant shade of light pearlescent pink that deepens at the base of the petals; as the large semi-double flowers open, the pink lightens at the petal edges; one of the best; 6 yr. old specimens, heights to 5 ft. plus. $95.00 SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

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. $110.00

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)
Available also in pots at the nursery.
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
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

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

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 $65.00 SOLD OUT

Terpsichore (F)(M)(Daphne 1997)
Available also in pots at the nursery.
Terpsichore
A single with two rows of well-formed round petals, each of which is run through with red and orange veins; the 6 inch coral pink blooms are radiant with an apricot to orange tinge ; 4 to 5 ft. tall and spreading; flowers are held well above the foliage and face outward; in Greek mythology Terpsichore was the muse of chorale, dance and song. $78.00
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; 6 yrs. plus. $68.00 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

Yachiotsubaki (Japan)
Yachiotsubaki
Bright coral pink semi-double; medium-size flower; young growth has distinctive bronze foliage; the narrow leaflets add to its attractiveness; strong grower $75.00 SOLD OUT

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

Zephyrus (Dapnis)
Zephyrus
Pale and pearly lavender beige pink semi-double with deep maroon flares; very large well formed flower of heavy substance; plant height to about 36". $90.00 SOLD OUT