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.
2-3 eye root Colour: White with purple flares Flower size: large Fragrant: yes, lightly Bloom time: midseason Height: 2-2.5 ft Width: 2.5 Hardiness: 4 Can be mailed within Canada or picked up in Halifax. Available in fall as a bare root plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Silver Sails Tree Peony Silver yellow flowers, heavily blooming. Grown without use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. Cultivar: lutea hybrid Bloom time: late-season (compared to other tree peonies) Growth habit at maturity (10 years old): 3.5′ tall and 3′ wide, upright and slightly spreading habit. Hybridiser: Saunders, 1940 Hardiness zone: 4-9 Plant size: Will likely bloom its second spring in the ground. Available by mail in fall 2020. Or pick up in Halifax.
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.
Might have another plant or two in July (in pots, or available by mail in fall). No longer available in June. These Gold Mine peonies are grown in Canada! Gold Mine peony, aka Golden Wheel, or Huang Jin Lun, is a heirloom variety with brilliant yellow, glowing flowers. Prolific bloomer! Elegant, and tall, Gold Mine peony is slow to propagate, which makes it one of the rarest herbaceous varieties. Height: 2.5-3 ft (tall) Fragrance: delicate Bloom time: midseason This variety is slow growing, which makes it a rare find.
Green Lotus peony is an exotic peony that adds interest in the garden or a bouquet. Very showy and floriferous! Green Lotus peony does not require mechanical support; flowers hold well on strong stems. Hybridizers: William Krekler; Roy G. Klehm Height: 2-2.5 ft Bloom time: early Fragrant: mildly Peonies should be grown in a full sun, well draining location. Plant peony roots in humus-rich soil and cover the roots with 1-2 inches of dirt; when planted too deep they won't flower. A peony plant can live for 50 years or longer and requires little care. Deer and rabbits tend to avoid peonies.
Lemon Chiffon Peony is a great specimen plant. This is an early blooming variety. To extend blooming time of peonies in your garden, plant early, midseason and late-blooming peonies. This way your peonies will bloom for 6 weeks, one after the other. Flowers of Lemon Chiffon peony are a special treat in bouquets. Cut them at the stage when the bud just slightly opens and is soft to touch; they can last for a week or longer in a vase. Avoid cutting more than a third of stems off your peony in one season, as when too many stems are removed, the plant weakens. All peonies are deer and rabbit resistant and can thrive for 50 years or more. Bloom time: early
Simkins' Best Pink Tree Peony One of the finest pink tree peonies introduced by the founder of Canadian Peony society, John Simkins. Visitors' favourite in tree peony gardens! Grown without use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. Cultivar: Rockii Bloom time: late-season (compared to other tree peonies) Growth habit at maturity (10 years old): 4′ tall and 3′ wide Hardiness zone: 4-9 Hybridizer: Simkins Plant size: Will likely bloom its second spring in the ground. Available by mail in fall 2020.
Breathtaking colour, extraordinary in all kinds of shades of champagne and pastel. A rare beauty. Slow to propagate, and for that reason rarely offered. Exhibition quality, has been several times a Court of Honor winner at national shows. Does not need its stems supported. Hybridizer: Don Hollingsowth, 1992. Plant size: bare root, 3-5 eye roots.
White Swallow Tail Flecked with Gold Tree Peony Large, stunning flowers with a sweet fragrance. Grown without use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. Cultivar: Chinese rockii tree peony Bloom time: late-season (compared to other tree peonies) Growth habit at maturity (10 years old): 4′ tall and 4′ wide, upright and semi-spreading habit. Hardiness zone: 4-9 Plant size: 1-2 woody stems with offshoot buds and the start of more branching. Will likely bloom its second spring in the ground. Available by mail in fall 2020. Or pick up in Halifax.
A beautiful peony that lost its name tag. No HST on any purchases. Pick up in Halifax (anytime until October) or available by mail in fall.
Available by mail or pick up in Halifax. No HST on any purchases.
Please check back in January-February 2021 for a nice long list of rare tree peonies. This is a plan of what I would like to do. First (in January to early February 2021), a wide selection of varieties would be available. You would be able to choose from a good number of rare tree peonies. That would be the longest list for the year. Then, sometime in February-March (dates to be updated as we get closer the the date) we would need to send our order to the grower. After that date, only varieties that were pre-ordered by gardeners plus a few varieties of our choice would be available for fall 2021. So, after the cut-off date, the number of varieties of rare tree peonies in our catalogue would be limited. In 2020, we offered 12 varieties. Still a nice selection. Of these 12 varieties in 2020, 8 were sold out by July 2020. So order early to reserve the plants of your choice. These peonies would be mailed in fall 2021 or can be picked up in Halifax. 2020 prices were in the range of $170-$210. 2021 prices may change. For now we don't charge HST on any purchases. Size: bare root plant, 1-year old grafts. Most of these bloom on the second spring in the ground. Bare root tree peonies would be available by mail anywhere in Canada. We don't send out a reminder, but you could check out Facebook page for updates. Once the long list is posted or the deadline is known, an update would be posted there: https://www.facebook.com/halifaxperennials/
One large, healthy plant: $65. One small plant priced for final sale: $39 (reserve by sending a message) Yellow Crown Itoh Peony has double yellow flowers reaching 8" across. Strong stems, does not require mechanical support. Hardiness zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 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.