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Intersectionals

Intersectionals, also know as intersectional hybrid or Itoh’s hybrid peonies, are truly the next generation of peonies. These strong-stemmed plants are a cross between a tree peony and a garden peony, look spectacular, and are easy to grow.

AL'S CHOICE AL'S CHOICE AL'S CHOICE AL'S CHOICE

AL'S CHOICE

(Anderson, R.F./Rogers, Allan, 2004)

32” tall, 50” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$75

Tissue culture free! Allan Rogers chose me above all the others available in my originator’s seedling garden. You do have a lot of intersectional choices with my grower too. I’m ok if you chose me, again!

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ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE

ANDERSON'S KALEIDOSCOPE

(Anderson, R.F./Kornder, 2006)

30" high, 40" wide, single, mid

$50

Tissue culture free! A plethora of colors are displayed on my blooms and each petal appears to be hand painted. My foliage is also outstanding for its shrub-like appearance.

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BARTZELLA BARTZELLA BARTZELLA BARTZELLA

BARTZELLA

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

32” tall, 54” wide, semi-double to double, mid and late

$60

Tissue culture free! Still don’t have me in your garden? You are missing out on a world famous intersectional hybrid peony. Huge lemon scented blooms, extended bloom time, and excellent foliage!

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BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM

BORDER CHARM

(Hollingsworth, 1984)

20” tall, 60” wide, single, mid-late

$40

Tissue culture free! Plant me in the front of your border, and leave enough room for me to spread out. My bloom structure is influenced by the growing season, but my foliage always appears lovely.

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CALLIE'S MEMORY CALLIE'S MEMORY CALLIE'S MEMORY CALLIE'S MEMORY

CALLIE'S MEMORY

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

30” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, mid

$50

Tissue culture free! I feel quite honored to be named after my hybridizer’s favorite dog. Each year I return to grace the garden with my soft bloom color and attractive foliage. Sweet memories…

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CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS

CANARY BRILLIANTS

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, double, mid-late

$60

Tissue culture free! I’m a bit of a show-off when it comes to my bloom coloration change. Can you envision a soft beige when opening and a delightful canary yellow when in full bloom? That’s me!

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CHIEF BLACK HAWK CHIEF BLACK HAWK CHIEF BLACK HAWK CHIEF BLACK HAWK

CHIEF BLACK HAWK

(Anderson, R.F./Kornder, 2008)

28”t, 38”w, single to semi-double, mid

$175

Tissue culture free! The ‘Chief’ is back! The darkest red of all intersectional hybrids awaits his arrival in your garden. Exquisite!

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CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE

CORA LOUISE

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

26” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, mid

$60

Tissue culture free! I’ve been asked when my blooms are placed in a vase if I’m made out of silk? Yes my blooms are that attractive…and real!

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COURT JESTER COURT JESTER COURT JESTER COURT JESTER

COURT JESTER

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

24” tall, 36” wide, single, mid

$40

Tissue culture free! As one of the smallest intersectionals developed by Roger Anderson, I can be planted in smaller spaces. Placement in rock gardens and borders allow me to shine!

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FIRST ARRIVAL FIRST ARRIVAL FIRST ARRIVAL FIRST ARRIVAL

FIRST ARRIVAL

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

30” tall, 48” wide, semi-double, early-mid

$60

Tissue culture free! Being the first intersectional hybrid peony to bloom does have its perks. And do I put on a show! Enjoy my floriferous blooms twice: first my terminal buds and then my side buds.

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GARDEN TREASURE GARDEN TREASURE GARDEN TREASURE GARDEN TREASURE

GARDEN TREASURE

(Hollingsworth, 1984)

24” tall, 60” wide, semi-double, mid and late

$40

Tissue culture free! Another world famous yellow peony. Plant me in front of Bartzella for a spectacular display. Just make sure you leave enough room for both of us, as I can grow five feet wide.

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GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS

GOING BANANAS

(Anderson, R.F.)

32” tall, 40” wide, single, mid

$40

Tissue culture free! If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, many growers must be fawning over me. There are numerous facsimiles out there, but I am original stock – the real deal!

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GORDON E. SIMONSIN  GORDON E. SIMONSIN  GORDON E. SIMONSIN  GORDON E. SIMONSIN

GORDON E. SIMONSIN

(Anderson)

30” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, mid

$175

Tissue culture free! Let me introduce myself again since it’s been a few years since you’ve seen me. My hybridizer, Roger Anderson, likes me better than Bartzella. I am really THAT magnificent!

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HILLARY HILLARY HILLARY HILLARY

HILLARY

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

30” tall, 42” wide, double, mid

$50

Tissue culture free! I continue to be very popular in the peony field with my changing bloom colorations. My initial red tone softens into stunning hues of cream and velvety vanilla palates.

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JAPANESE ITOH JAPANESE ITOH JAPANESE ITOH JAPANESE ITOH

JAPANESE ITOH

(Unknown)

26” tall, 44” wide, single, mid

$40

Tissue culture free! I’ve been described as a warm, yellow toned bloom with almost aqua green foliage. I just wish I knew who my originator was as the rumor has it that it may be one of Toichi Itoh’s original yellows.

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JOANNA MARLENE JOANNA MARLENE JOANNA MARLENE JOANNA MARLENE

JOANNA MARLENE

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

6” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, mid

$70

Tissue culture free! My blooms are beyond description. Grab a lawn chair and watch my colors transform before your very eyes! My photographer tried to capture them all and ran out of storage.

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JULIA ROSE JULIA ROSE JULIA ROSE JULIA ROSE

JULIA ROSE

(Anderson, R.F.)

28” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, mid

$50

Tissue culture free! I look like the younger, more delicate sister to Hillary. We share the same elegant color sequence of rose, yellow, orange and ivory, but I use fewer petals to tell the same story.

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Kopper Kettle Kopper Kettle Kopper Kettle Kopper Kettle

Kopper Kettle

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$100

Tissue culture free! Visitors are always in awe of my lovely copper tones, but I’m available in very limited numbers, so order quickly! I came from Roger Anderson’s original stock. No cloning here!

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LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM

LEMON DREAM

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$40

Tissue culture free! From year to year I may surprise you with delicate lavender streaks on my petals. And not to brag, but my grower thinks I have the nicest foliage of all intersectional hybrid peonies.

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NEW MILLENNIUM  NEW MILLENNIUM  NEW MILLENNIUM  NEW MILLENNIUM

NEW MILLENNIUM

(Anderson, R.F., 2012)

30”t, 44”w, semi-double, mid

$125

Tissue culture free! Yes, I’m back, so take advantage of me this year as my growers say I’m one of their favorites. A coral and peach beauty that is a photographer’s (oops) gardener’s dream comes true!

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OLD ROSE DANDY OLD ROSE DANDY OLD ROSE DANDY OLD ROSE DANDY

OLD ROSE DANDY

(Laning, 1993)

30” tall, 48” wide, single, mid

$40

Tissue culture free! One of my greatest benefits is that I grow extremely quickly. Sure, my flower is a unique color, but my foliage is the star of my show. Be sure to leave enough room for me to expand.

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PASTEL SPLENDOR PASTEL SPLENDOR PASTEL SPLENDOR PASTEL SPLENDOR

PASTEL SPLENDOR

(Anderson R.F., 1996)

26” tall, 36” wide, single, mid-late

$40

Tissue culture free! I like to show off my pastel-colored blooms and compact foliage. Use me at the front of your border and garden for greater effect. Irises love to stand in back of me.

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PEPPERMINT BLUSH PEPPERMINT BLUSH PEPPERMINT BLUSH PEPPERMINT BLUSH

PEPPERMINT BLUSH

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2018)

36” tall, 54” wide, single, mid

$175

Tissue culture free! I am the first intersectional released by my grower that includes my originator’s smaller blooms size set above broad-leafed foliage. My spectacular style will make you blush.

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PRAIRIE CHARM PRAIRIE CHARM PRAIRIE CHARM PRAIRIE CHARM

PRAIRIE CHARM

(Hollingsworth, 1992)

30” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, mid-late

$40

Tissue culture free! As of the last several years, I have been become known as an outstanding cut flower. Please be patient, though, as it takes time for me to mature.

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PREDAWN BEAUTY PREDAWN BEAUTY PREDAWN BEAUTY PREDAWN BEAUTY

PREDAWN BEAUTY

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2018)

30” tall, 40” wide, single, mid

$175

Tissue culture free! As the dawn exposes my furled petals, some say the beautiful canvas of color underneath my petals is as nice as the top of my petals. It’s really hard for my photographer to decide…

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PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN

PURPLE REIGN

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2018)

34” tall, 50” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$250

Tissue culture free! For those of you who saw me at Peony Field Days and admired my purple blooms, now is your chance to have me in your own gardens. My petal color and plant foliage are unlike any other intersectional.

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ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS

ROSY PROSPECTS

(Anderson, R.F.)

32” tall, 26” wide, semi-double, mid

$100

Tissue culture free! This splendid intersectional is a brilliant, crisp, true-white, with a center touched with what else?-rosy prospects! Exceptional rich green foliage.

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ROYAL BLUSH ROYAL BLUSH ROYAL BLUSH ROYAL BLUSH

ROYAL BLUSH

(Anderson, R.F.)

32” tall, 48” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$100

Tissue culture free! Royalty has its value, and not just in money. I do prefer some afternoon shade so my royal blush colors remain vibrant. My foliage and plant habitat are excellent.

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SCARLET HEIGHTS SCARLET HEIGHTS SCARLET HEIGHTS SCARLET HEIGHTS

SCARLET HEIGHTS

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2018)

28” tall, 38” wide, single, mid

$250

Tissue culture free! Thankfully Mr. Anderson knew that I am not afraid of heights as my blooms sit high above my foliage. No fears here on windy days, as my stems are very strong. I truly am a scarlet red beauty.

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WATERMELON WINE WATERMELON WINE WATERMELON WINE WATERMELON WINE

WATERMELON WINE

(Anderson, 1999)

30” tall, 42” wide, single, mid

$100

Tissue culture free! Thanks to those of you who gave glowing reports to the Swensons about me being your favorite intersectional, they have released a few more. Order now!

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WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR

WHITE EMPEROR

(Seidl, 1989)

28" high, 36" wide, semi-double, mid to late

$100

Tissue culture free! My majestic qualities include, but are not limited to, the following: the purest white intersectional bloom and stunning dark green foliage. Magnificent!

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