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An American classic! Vigorous grower with creamy yellow rosettes of camellia-shaped flowers deepen to rich gold toward center. Red flares at the base of petals dramatically accent this glowing flower. Often more than one blossom on a stem. Tree Peony 'Age of Gold' is an American Peony Society Gold Medal Winner.
Single yellow, with a distinct rosy edge. Upright grower with broad leaves.

$70.00
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Beautiful play of colors. Blush flushed with pink accented with violet-rose flares and bright golden anthers. Good flower substance on healthy, vigorous plants. This strong grower has Tree Peony rockii in its parentage. Burgundy tints on early season foliage. Tree Peony 'Ambrose Congreve' is named for a famous gardener by his friend, Sir Peter Smithers. Rare and choice.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Brilliant strawberry red semi-double with a blush of gold on underside of the petals. Adding to the intrigue, Tree Peony 'Banquet' has attractive cutleaf foliage, for us the leaves often show red tints early in the season.
Semi-double blossoms of very dark, rich burgundy. Each ruffled petal turns a different direction for a graceful, tousled appearance. Tree Peony 'Boreas' has flowers that are held well above the foliage. Fragrant.

$65.00
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Ruffled, fragrant, clear medium-pink blossoms have striking beauty. Excellent for vigor, foliage, and stem strength.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Soft yellow flowers flushed with a rosy red edging are held on strong stems. Golden anthers show well against the deep red flares. Single blooms have good substance. Tree Peony 'Calypso' is fragrant, reliable and vigorous with dark green foliage. Extremely appealing!

$85.00
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Light, ruffled and cheerful semi-double. Tree Peony 'Cherry Festival' has large blossoms in a beautiful shade of light cherry red. Delightful flowers have a texture almost like crepe paper.

$90.00
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Large, lovely blossoms in a delicate shade of pink unfurl their ruffled, crepe-papery petals revealing small rose-red inner flares. Possibly the best light pink Moutan tree peony.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Beautiful, pristine white Tree Peony with deep red flares. Good substance from parent plant, 'Joseph Rock'. Tree Peony 'Dojean' is a vigorous variety with excellent healthy foliage.

$80.00
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Fragrant, beautiful pink blossoms which seem to glow as inner light radiates from the flower's center to illuminate each petal.
Tree Peony 'Ezra Pound' has a gentle flush of lavender pink on white blooms accented with dark rosy purple flares. Large single to semi-double blooms. Moutan type Tree Peony. Waxy, deep green foliage.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Lovely scarlet flares on intensely yellow petals create a most striking blossom. Good substance and interesting crinkled petal texture.
Very large, airy blooms in shades of mauve and lavender. Purple flares and golden anthers add a striking contrast. Tree Peony 'Guardian of the Monastery' is very beautiful and a strong grower.
Large, exotic and extremely attractive medium to vivid pink airy blossoms. Tree Peony 'Hana Kisoi' is very reliable and highly recommended. Wonderful form, full and rounded opening buds unfurl to sumptuous blooms. Color may vary depending on weather conditions, but is generally a mid pink for us.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Most appealing blend of creamy gold, pink, ivory and rose. Tree Peony 'Happy Days' is a rare variety from Professor Saunders "Tea-Rose" group.

$90.00
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Luscious, deep brick red blooms with ruffled petals. Strong stems. Fragrant. Tree Peony 'Hephestos' is an American Peony Society Gold Medal winner.
Bright, rosy carmine blossoms with fluffy, airy and crinkled petals. Naturally dwarf in growth to about 24-30" tall. Tree Peony 'Hinode Sekai' is a very good bloomer for us, with nicely held flowers well distributed across the rounded top of the plant.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Dramatic, velvety dark red blooms on a backdrop of graceful green foliage. Dark maroon flares accent each enormous petal on the Tree Peony 'Iphigenia'.
Delicate, soft sulfur yellow nodding blooms. Handsome, broad, deep green foliage. Itoh Peony 'Border Charm' has a compact habit making it a good selection for perennial borders.

Itoh Peonies, also known as Intersectional Hybrids, are a cross between herbaceous Peonies and woody Tree Peonies. They have remarkable blooms on herbaceous plants (tops die back in late fall). Itoh Peonies have a compact, rounded form and grow approximately 2-3' tall. Deer resistant. Container plants shipped spring through fall.
Deep yellow, fragrant, semi-double blooms with soft red flares. Stems to 27" present the flowers above the foliage. Very hardy. Side buds open in sequence for a long flowering period, excellent clean foliage lasts late in season. Low, wide habit. Itoh Peony 'Garden Treasure' is a winner of the American Peony Society Gold Medal.

Itoh Peonies, also known as Intersectional Hybrids, are a cross between herbaceous Peonies and woody Tree Peonies. They have remarkable blooms on herbaceous plants (tops die back in late fall). Itoh Peonies have a compact, rounded form and grow approximately 2-3' tall. Deer resistant. Container plants shipped spring through fall.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Large, light yellow single flowers nicely held on the plants. Red flares add just the right definition to the blooms. Itoh Peony 'Going Bananas' is an excellent garden plant with a compact habit. Lightly fragrant.

Itoh Peonies, also known as Intersectional Hybrids, are a cross between herbaceous Peonies and woody Tree Peonies. They have remarkable blooms on herbaceous plants (tops die back in late fall). Itoh Peonies have a compact, rounded form and grow approximately 2-3' tall. Deer resistant. Container plants shipped spring through fall.
Vigorous grower with excellent foliage. Lavender-pink, 3-4" cup-shaped flowers are spectacularly highlighted with dark purple flares. Itoh Peony 'Little Darlin' is a reliable, above average bloomer with excellent stem strength.

Itoh Peonies, also known as Intersectional Hybrids, are a cross between herbaceous Peonies and woody Tree Peonies. They have remarkable blooms on herbaceous plants (tops die back in late fall). Itoh Peonies have a compact, rounded form and grow approximately 2-3' tall. Deer resistant. Container plants shipped spring through fall.
Magnificently large, 5-6", single multi-colored flowers whose creamy-white petals are highlighted by a prominent deep maroon basal flare. On opening, the petals are tinted a pale, clear pink along the edges. A light yellow-green center completes the glorious spectacle! One of the finest Itoh/Intersectional Peony hybrids!

Itoh Peonies, also known as Intersectional Hybrids, are a cross between herbaceous Peonies and woody Tree Peonies. They have remarkable blooms on herbaceous plants (tops die back in late fall). Itoh Peonies have a compact, rounded form and grow approximately 2-3' tall. Deer resistant. Container plants shipped spring through fall.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Large, lavender blossoms have hints of deep blue-pink and flares of dark plum surrounding yellow stamens. Graceful, with a refined demeanor and ruffled, lacy blooms. Reliable, floriferous, and strong stemmed.
Fluffy, fragrant white single to semi-double accented with rich purple flares. This rare variety has a vigorous plant habit, and is highly prized by gardeners worldwide. Tree Peony 'Joseph Rock' is a superior garden heirloom.
More petallage than Joseph Rock, but same vigor, lush foliage and staggering blossom beauty. Radiant white with purple inner flares. Rare and seldom offered. A strong plant with fragrant blooms.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$75.00
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Rich, deep violet red ruffled blossoms with the most interesting irregular and unpredictable narrow white petal edging. This Tree Peony is noted for its prolific flowering.
Large, lavender blossoms have hints of deep blue-pink and flares of dark plum surrounding yellow stamens. Graceful, with a refined demeanor and ruffled, lacy blooms. Reliable, floriferous, and strong stemmed.
Striking mauve-pink petals are highlighted by deep plum colored flares which add an air of mystery to this gorgeous flower. Reliable, with large, wavy edged blooms, good stem strength, and a light fragrance. Tree Peony 'Leda' is an American Peony Society Gold Medal Selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Light and airy, fluffy, vivid pink Moutan with darker colored flares. Tree Peony 'Lilith' has a vigorous growth habit and abundant blooms. Originally named 'Lady of the Lake'.

$70.00
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Pearly mauve to peachy yellow suffused with rose. Deep raspberry flares and a ring of golden yellow stamens. Heavy bloomer with a vigorous and rounded plant habit.
As if a mountain breeze left a soft wash of pink on this semi-double, light pink with a red overcast and red flares. Golden anthers add a warm touch in the center. Vigorous with good substance. Tree Peony 'Oread' is graceful, lovely, and has good stem strength.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Rich, deeply colored crimson blossoms are nicely ruffled and arranged to present a stunningly beautiful flower. In some circles, it is considered Nassos' best dark red creation.

$60.00
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Vigorous and free flowering, pure glorious white with attractive center stamens. The outstanding blossoms of Tree Peony 'Renkaku' are complemented by the deep green foliage.

$75.00
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Creamy yellow delicately and deliciously brushed with rose. Each blossom of Tree Peony 'Right Royal' has deep raspberry flares emanating from the flower center to provide a beautiful backdrop for the golden anthers. Attractive deeply cut foliage.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Rich deep red high crowned blossoms with excellent style and substance. A showy center base of golden stamens completes the blooms of Tree Peony 'Rimpo'.
Beautifully ruffled and artistically arranged petals of a vivid, deep pink. Blooms are large and quite striking.
Large double blooms of most unusual rouge-rose coloration over a golden petal base. Tree Peony 'Satin Rouge' is an old-time French variety from 1926. Fragrant.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Large single of ivory, veined and edged with a deep rose and lavender. Flares are a deeper, darker rose and anthers are thick and golden. Each petal is uniquely twisted and ruffled.
This Moutan is a pure white, semi-double with good substance and vigor. The flower is so elegant that it seems to exist only in the fantasy world. The three rows of petals are arranged in perfect order as if they are suspended from the center by invisible strings. A light touch of raspberry flares completes the blooms of Tree Peony 'Sea of Tranquility'.

$60.00
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Variable and striking! This rare, red and white candy striped plant arose from a bud mutation in 'Taiyo'. Large blooms with variable markings create a striking display. Variegated and solid color blooms may occur on the same plant. Tree Peony 'Shima Nishiki' may also bloom with all red flowers or all white flowers until established.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Subtle lavender flower with very dark flares. Golden anthers complete this rich looking bloom. Tree Peony 'Shimane Cho Juraka' is a vigorous, upright plant with excellent flower carriage.
Glowing rose-pink flowers with a golden boss of anthers to enrich the blooms. The semi-double blooms of Tree Peony 'Shimane Otone Mai' have ruffled petals that create an intriguing texture.

$80.00
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Outstanding large, very airy, ruffled cameo-pink satin blossoms. Certainly one of the top Moutan varieties for beauty.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Tree Peony 'Spring Carnival' has golden yellow blossoms edged and suffused with red and rose. Very pleasing color combination with the dark inner petal flares.
Glowing dusty rose blossoms underlain with yellow are accented with deep burgundy flares. Foliage lushly garnished with bronze.
Vigorous, excellent garden and landscape variety with numerous rosy-red fluffy blossoms well-held above the foliage.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Ruffled, snowy white flowers have fringed and slightly crinkled petals. Dark green plant foliage.
Coral blooms enhanced by orange and red veining. Single, with two rows of petals that move in and out as though in dance. Fragrant.
Beautiful, jewel-like color is a luminous light red to dark pink with a bluish overcast. Tree Peony 'Thalia' has very graceful blooms with the petals forming two circles around the bases in perfect harmony. Good substance, fragrant. Reliable bloomer with good stem strength. Light green foliage, vigorous.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Bright, deep rose-red flowers are fluffy, full and impressive. Tree Peony 'Toichi Ruby' is a vigorous grower with abundant, well carried blooms. Fragrant.
Clear yellow petals unfold in sequence, opening into crisply ruffled blossoms of crushed silk. Each stem will often have three blooms.
Striking golden yellow with small red flares at the base of each flower petal. Fragrant with good substance.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Double crimson rose dark glossy petals with finely-cut foliage.

$150.00
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Frothy lavender pink, semi-double, ruffled petals with deeper lavender-red flares. Tree Peony 'Wauceda Princess' has a mounded plant habit and is very floriferous. Slender but strong stems.
Large, alluring pale peachy-yellow blossoms with maroon flares. Divided petals and are ruffled and crimped.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Smooth and clear silky pink blossoms open from gracefully pointed buds. Attractive leaves are deeply cut and show hints of deep purple-red. The blooms on Tree Peony 'Yachiyo Tsubaki' are nicely tailored and a perfect match to the fine foliage.

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Fluffy, large and joyful blossoms of delicate shell pink are presented nicely over clean foliage.

 
 

 
 

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Tree Peonies

Tree Peonies are woody stemmed shrubs that will grow to their mature size in 5 to 8 years. Blossoms will reach 5-7" wide, unless otherwise noted, and the plants will reach 3 1/2' to 5' tall and wide.

Recommended for USDA Zones 4-8.


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We propagate and grow all of the Tree Peonies we offer for sale. We ship 3-to 4-year-old plants in 1.07 gallon/4.08 liter pots from spring through fall.

Japanese Moutan

Popular in western gardens for over a century, Japanese Moutan Tree Peonies were introduced into Japan by Chinese and Korean monks during the eighth century A.D. They were further developed by Japanese monks, becoming favorites of numerous Japanese emperors and were planted and revered in temple gardens in ancient cities of Kyoto and Osaka. Beautiful, large, single to double flowers range from bright scarlet, purple, pale pink to pure white with crepe-paper like petals and bear traditional, romantic Japanese cultivar names. The spectacular flowers are accompanied by handsome, divided foliage that extends the ornamental period of interest. Forming an upright to rounded long-lived shrub, they are a superb choice for creating focal points in the garden. We have selected and propagate the best forms for North American gardens.

>Japanese Moutan Varieties

Nassos Daphnis Hybrids

Born in Sparta, Greece, contemporary New York artist Nassos Daphnis was a close friend and business partner of William Gratwick. Their relationship has ensured survival and ongoing use for breeding of Gratwick's tree peonies. For many years, Daphnis would visit Gratwick in spring to hybridize and evaluate new progeny. Today, the Daphnis hybrids represent the 4th, 5th and 6th breeding generations. From the start, he established extremely high judging criteria with only very small numbers achieving the ultimate accolade of been assigned a Greek mythological name. Chacteristically, his progeny display symmetrical, beautiful colored flowers above attractive foliage which all make excellent garden plants. Many knowledgeable enthusiasts consider Daphnis tree peonies the zenith of woody peony breeding.

>Nassos Daphnis Varieties

Sir Peter Smithers Hybrids

A distinguished British national and international political and diplomatic career was paralleled by a love of gardening which culminated in the creation of Vico Morcote, his magnificent home and garden on Switzerland's Lake Lugano. An appreciation and curiosity regarding the beauty of flowers stimulated an interest in tree peonies, Nerines and true lilies. Using P. rockii with its handsome, prominently flared petals, Sir Peter created a number of outstanding tree peony hybrids which were named for friends and family with arguably the finest creation reserved for his devoted wife for over 50 years, Dojean. His creative instincts enabled him to become an award winning photographer and the author of a fascinating book "Adventures of a Gardener" about his life and love of gardening. Song Sparrow is honored to exclusively offer a selection of Sir Peter's magnificent tree peony hybrids.

>Sir Peter Smithers Varieties

American Hybrids

Tree Peonies bred and propagated in North America are fully adapted for their successful growth and performance in a range of climate and cultural conditions experienced across the continent. Vigor and disease resistance, especially an absence of harmful viruses ensures an annual production of large and spectacular flowers displayed above and against a backdrop of beautiful foliage, which extends ornamental interest after the flowers. We propagate all our North American Tree Peony Hybrids at our nursery and are convinced they truly represent an outstanding long-term investment in your landscape.

>American Hybrid Varieties

Intersectional or Itoh Hybrids

Intersectional Peony hybrids, also known as Itoh Peonies in honor of Toichi Itoh, the originator of these unique, long-lived, hybrid Peonies. They are the result of a cross made between herbaceous Peonies (perennial, tops die back in late fall) and Tree Peonies (woody shrubs). Itoh Peonies have the remarkable flowers and handsome foliage of Tree Peonies on herbaceous plants with tops that die back to approximately 1-2" above ground level. They form compact, 2-3' tall, rounded plants with abundant blooms held on strong stems. Like other types of Peonies, they are deer resistant.

>Intersectional or Itoh Hybrid Varieties

William Gratwick Hybrids

Harvard educated, this true Renaissance man created extensive gardens embellished with his sculptures and beloved Tree Peonies at his Pavilion estate in upstate New York. A friend and assistant to Professor Saunders, Gratwick inherited many of his choice hybrids and continued the breeding program. He also imported Paeonia suffruticosa seed from Japan to work with, selecting only the finest flowering forms. His best introductions, such as 'Guardian of the Monastery' and 'Companion of Serenity', are the standards by which other Tree Peony varieties are judged.

>William Gratwick Varieties

New for 2019

Part of the fun of gardening is trying something new! We choose our new plants for both their beauty and their good growing traits.

>New for 2019 Varieties

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