All plants in this section will be shipped or can be picked up in fall.
No HST on any purchases.
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The bloom is double, loosely built, showing stamens at the collar and center. Very dark crimson petals with a blackish sheen mingled with yellow stamens. Free-flowering, strong stems. Hybridizer: Shaylor, 1916 3-5 eye roots. Pick up in Halifax in fall or can be mailed within Canada.
Yellow peony Bartzella is our best selling Itoh peony! Fully double, large flowers and disease-resistant foliage. Does not last long as a cut flower; instead, try floating a flower in a bowl with water. A rare yellow peony. Strong stems that don't require staking. Colour: Yellow Flower size: Large, double Fragrant: yes Bloom time: midseason Height: 3' Width: 3'-4' Hardiness: 4, 5, 6, 7
Callie's Memory peony (Anderson, 1999) has large, semi-double flowers with cream and apricot colours and maroon flares. 2-3 eye root. Hardiness zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Itoh peonies, also known as intersectional peonies, have strong stems and don't require staking, and are deer and rabbit resistant. Itoh peony flowers have short vase life. Available by mail or can be picked up in Halifax. Availability: fall 2020. Bare root plant.
3-5 eye roots. Can be picked up in Halifax in fall 2020, or can be mailed within Canada.
Festiva Maxima Peony is another garden favourite! Huge double blooms with an occasional tinge of crimson or pink make it a great garden plant and cut flower. Plant early, midseason, and late varieties to extend peony bloom time to 6 weeks. Bloom time: early. Awards: Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Spacing: 2-3 ft. Height: 3 ft. Hardiness zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Festiva Maxima peony is deer and rabbit resistant, as are all peonies.
Blooms earlier than fernleaf peonies. Very early variety! This wonderful acquisition will stand out in comparison against other herbaceous peonies due to its many flowers, its satiny bright dark cherry colour, its strong fragrance, and its beautiful deep cut foliage. Paeonia x Smouthii is a very early red peony hybrid with single, red, bright scarlet flowers. Fragrant! 3-5 eye roots Smout (by other sources, Smouth)/van Houtte 1843 Bloom time: very early Available in fall. Fall is the best time to plant peonies, because they need cold weather to establish their roots. Named after the hybridizer.
Raspberry Sundae peony is our best seller! Incredibly showy, large flowers with mild fragrance. 3-5 eye root Colour: Pink, white, and yellow Flower size: Large Fragrant: Yes (soft, sweet) Bloom time: early-mid Height: 2.5-3 ft Width: 2.5-3 ft Hardiness: 3 Bare root plant. Pick up in Halifax in fall or can be mailed to a Canadian address.
Belle Toulousaine Itoh Peony. A rarely offered variety. Large flowers, no mechanical support needed. Deer resistant. Colour: glowing magenta pink Flower size: large Fragrant: mildly Tall peony with large flowers. Bloom time: midseason Height: 3-4 ft Width: 3-4 ft Hardiness: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Shipping in fall 2020. Black Panther is sought after by peony enthusiasts due to its dark velvety blooms. Tree peony flowers are extremely showy. Makes a great specimen plant. Size when mature (about 8-10 years): 5 ft tall by 5 ft wide. Position: Full sun to part shade; shelter from wind. Hardiness zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Interest: dark; rare Saunders, 1948 Black Panther tree peony is sought after by peony enthusiasts due to its dark velvety blooms. Tree peony flowers are extremely showy. Makes a great specimen plant. Tree peonies tend to bloom earlier than most common herbaceous peonies. Branches do not die back to the ground in winter. Plant the graft union (which looks like a bulge on the main stem) about 2 inches below the surface. Tree peonies do not respond well to transplanting and take time to get established. They are developing deep, substantial root system that will help the peony to bloom. Add compost topping each fall to fertilize the soil. Tree peonies are deer resistant. A peony can live for 50 years or more.
Shipping in fall 2020. Upright, flowers held well above the foliage. Drought and heat tolerant, once established. Black Swan Tree Peony Cultivar: Chinese rockii tree peony Bloom time: midseason. Growth habit at maturity (10 years old): 5′ tall and 5′ wide Hardiness zone: 4-9 Hybridizer: Chen Dezhong Plant size: likely to bloom in its first or second spring in the ground.
Peony Bob is a semi-double to full double black red Hybrid, there is a unique almost fluorescent purple color on the back base of the petals. Large flowers: 5"-6" in size. Strong stems, excellent foliage. Winner of the Grand Prize-Queen of the Show Peony at the 2011 National Peony Show in Wilsonville, Oregon. Bare root size: 3/5 eye R.W. Tischler, 2003, USA
Shipping in fall 2020. Or pick up in Halifax. Drought tolerant once established. Outstanding, large (8"-10") flowers that are reddish-black with deep, red flares. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Cultivar: rockii tree peony Bloom time: midseason. Growth habit at maturity (10 years old): 5′ tall and 5′ wide Hardiness zone: 4-9 Hybridizer: Chen Dezhong, 1994 Plant size: At least one woody stem. Will likely bloom in the second year. Cup of Shining Night Tree Peony
Peony Early Windflower is a single white peony with side facing blooms with a deep orange gold center of stamens. Lacy foliage and multiple blooms on each stem add to its grace. Available for fall 2020. Fall is the best time to plant peonies, as they establish better in cool weather. 3-5 eye root Blooms: early Bare root plant. Hybridizer: Saunders Pick up in Halifax or can be mailed anywhere in Canada.
Bright and cheerful rose-pink. Peony 'Feather Top' has an unusual and attractive form with base petals in a vivid rose pink; golden yellow staminodes surround a pouf of slightly lighter pink petals at the center. A very pretty effect! Wild & Son (1967). 3-5 eye root. Bare root plant. Available for fall 2020. By mail or pick up in Halifax. We don't charge HST on any purchases.
Shipping in fall 2020. One of the most beautiful tree peonies. Large, 8"-10" flowers are held above the foliage. Grown without use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. Cultivar: Rockii Bloom time: mid-season. Growth habit at maturity (10 years old): 4′ tall and 3′ wide Hardiness zone: 4-9 Hybridizer: Gratwick Plant size: 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. May bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring. Guardian of the Monastery Tree Peony
Itoh Peony Gordon E. Simonson Comparable price: $150-350 Collector peony. Flowers are twice the size of other Itoh peonies. We have just a few of these. Colour: Purple Flower size: very large, double. Fragrant: yes Bloom time: midseason Height: 2-2.5 ft Width: 3 ft Hardiness: 4, 5, 6, 7