Swenson Gardens

New for 2018

36 new varieties are available this year. This includes intersectional hybrid or Itoh’s hybrid peonies and garden peonies. You may want to order early as they sell out in a hurry.

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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BLANCHE KING

(Brand, 1922)

36” tall, 48” wide, double, mid to late

$25 Sold Out

The Blanche of Spain in Shakespeare’s King John is described as a pawn born into a royal family. Give me some support and I will surely perform a spectacular alliance during bloom time.

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BUTTERFLY KISSES

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

24” tall, 32” wide, single, mid to late

$100

I am a crowing achievement of my originator’s goal to develop petite plants with small blooms. My mere 4” bloom size presents a stunning accent in smaller gardens.

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CASABLANCA

(Lins, 1942)

40” tall, 48” wide, double, late

$25 Sold Out

Gardeners have a love affair with my pure white blooms. Some growing seasons I do not even need a supporting cast. I’m available to perform my part in the show on a limited basis.

CHERRY CHARM CHERRY CHARM CHERRY CHARM CHERRY CHARM

CHERRY CHARM

(Krekler/Klehm, 1994)

32” tall, 40” wide, single, early

$25

My cheerful cherry red blooms will definitely charm you in the early bloom season. Make sure to plant me in a dry location so I can bask in the sun from dawn till dusk

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

(Wild, 1983)

32” tall, 40” wide, single, early

$25 Sold Out

Christmas comes early in the bloom season. Huge petals set above a sturdy plant seems like a fluffy bow set atop a Christmas tree.

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CRINKLED LINENS

(Klehm, 1998)

30” tall, 38” wide, single, early

$25

In response to customers request, I’m back in limited availability. My pure white blooms displayed against dark green foliage will create a stunning display in your garden.

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FANTASIA

(Saunders, 1931)

40” tall, 52” wide, single, very early

$25 Sold Out

My composition may be improvisatory in form, but look past my fleshy pink blooms and notice my maroon infused stems and leaves. Unique foliage masterpiece!

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FEATHER TOP

(Wild, 1970)

32” tall, 44” wide, double, mid

$25

Ready for something different? Some gardeners call me a novelty however I like to call my blooms unusual in a good way. Watch me each day as my layers unfold.

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FIBER OPTIC

(Kornder)

38” tall, 40” wide, novelty, mid to late

$35

Let me introduce myself again, I am Fiber Optic. I can assure you I am not from another planet but my bloom style could be called out of this world!

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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.

LIBERATOR LIBERATOR LIBERATOR LIBERATOR

LIBERATOR

(Saunders, 1940)

36” tall, 44” wide, single, early to mid

$75

I am a very rare crimson red Saunders herbaceous hybrid peony. Some have even said I am one of his most magnificent red originations. Surely I can please both Saunders collectors and novice gardeners!

LINDA KATHLEEN JACK LINDA KATHLEEN JACK LINDA KATHLEEN JACK LINDA KATHLEEN JACK

LINDA KATHLEEN JACK

(Jack, 1970)

38” tall, 48” wide, double, late

$25 Sold Out

Greetings from Mission, British Columbia, Canada. I arrived at Swenson Gardens in 2005 and have spent the last few years growing and reproducing myself for availability this year.

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LITTLE JEANNE

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

24” tall, 32” wide, Japanese, late

$75

My petite size has its advantages for gardens with limited space. My originator developed numerous rock garden peonies that my grower is releasing over the next few years.

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LORD CAVIN

(unknown)

30” tall, 36” wide, novelty, mid

$20

To be honest I am a very particular peony that does well during drier growing seasons. During excessive moisture years my blooms do not fair as well.

LULLABY COOS LULLABY COOS LULLABY COOS LULLABY COOS

LULLABY COOS

(Klehm, 2003)

26” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, mid

$25

My soft pink blooms have a calming affect on gardeners both in the garden and in a vase. My dark green foliage looks best if you snip off my spent blooms.

MELISSA MELISSA MELISSA MELISSA

MELISSA

(Anderson, R.F., 2010)

30” tall, 40” wide, double, early to mid

$150 Sold Out

My cupped light yellow blooms are amazing to photograph. But seeing them in person is the best way to view them in your garden and in a vase. Exquisite, if I don’t say so myself!

MILTON JACK MILTON JACK MILTON JACK MILTON JACK

MILTON JACK

(Jack, 1980)

40" tall, 48" wide, double, mid to late

$25 Sold Out

I was named after the founder of Ferncliff Gardens in Canada. I came to Swenson Gardens in 2005 and am finally available here in the US. I do need some support, as my blooms can be huge.

NANCY NORA NANCY NORA NANCY NORA NANCY NORA

NANCY NORA

(Bernstein, J., 1942)

32” tall, 40” wide, double, mid

$25 Sold Out

When gardeners ask my grower for their top five peony cut flowers, they always include me in the list. Not sure if it’s because of my fragrance or bloom, but I’m now available.

OLD FAITHFUL OLD FAITHFUL OLD FAITHFUL OLD FAITHFUL

OLD FAITHFUL

(Glasscock/Falk, 1964)

38” tall, 48” wide, double, mid to late

$60

I truly am the king of strong-stemmed reds. It takes longer for me to mature, but I am worth the wait. There are only a few of me to go around, so order early!

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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.

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…

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 Sold Out

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.

ROMANCE ROMANCE ROMANCE ROMANCE

ROMANCE

(Lins, 1967)

36” tall, 48” wide, double, mid

$40 Sold Out

Though I need support, you will fall in love with my blooms. Collectors of Lins peonies, now is your chance at one of his very rare originations. Just a few to share.

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RUTH ELIZABETH

(Brand, 1936)

26” tall, 36” wide, double, late

$25 Sold Out

Waiting for my bloom is hard to do as I am one of the latest reds to appear. Not to brag but I am a worthy exhibition bloom in a vase and stunning in your garden.

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.

SPRITE SPRITE SPRITE SPRITE

SPRITE

(Saunders, 1950)

38” tall, 48” wide, single, very early

$30 Sold Out

I am definitely not small in stature! My apple-blossom-pink blooms stand tall and strong very early in the season. My presence is a stunning way to usher in Spring.

SQUIRT SQUIRT SQUIRT SQUIRT

SQUIRT

(Klehm, 1998)

15” tall, 24” wide, single, early

$25 Sold Out

Speaking of height, I’m almost considered a dwarf or rock garden peony. Keep any additional watering away from me as I like drier locations.

STARLIGHT STARLIGHT STARLIGHT STARLIGHT

STARLIGHT

(Saunders, 1949)

28” tall, 38” wide, single, very early

$30

Depending on the growing season, my guard petals may appear pale yellow color or a creamy ivory color. My subtle hue is over-the-moon lovely.

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STEPHEN E AMBROSE

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson, 2014)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, mid

$250 Sold Out

I have the honor of being my grower’s most requested herbaceous hybrid peony hybridized by Roger Anderson. Famous has its price, but I’m worth it!

SUGAR N’ SPICE SUGAR N’ SPICE SUGAR N’ SPICE SUGAR N’ SPICE

SUGAR N’ SPICE

(Rogers, 1988)

24” tall, 44” wide, single, early

$30 Sold Out

And, yes, I am everything nice, that blooms early! My blooms can be 8-10 inches in diameter, making me very visible from a distance.

SWEET MAY SWEET MAY SWEET MAY SWEET MAY

SWEET MAY

(Saunders)

30” tall, 38” wide, single, very early

$25

Ushering in the very early bloom season is an attribute given to me by my originator. Not sure if he was calling me sweet because of my early arrival or because my blooms are SWEET!

THE FAWN THE FAWN THE FAWN THE FAWN

THE FAWN

(Wright)

34” tall, 44” wide, double, mid to late

$30 Sold Out

Pink peonies are everyone’s favorite, but take a closer look at me. Rose-colored flecks give me an added touch of class.

WHITE INNOCENCE WHITE INNOCENCE WHITE INNOCENCE WHITE INNOCENCE

WHITE INNOCENCE

(Saunders, 1947)

54” tall, 48” wide, single, early

$30

Though my bloom size is small, I make up for it in my height. Some consider me the tallest Saunders variety, so some support is necessary.

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WHOPPER

(Klehm, 1980)

38” tall, 44” wide, bomb double, early to mid

$25

As my name implies, my blooms are huge, so I do need some support in the garden. In a vase, I make a fluffy, sweet bouquet.

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WINTERTHUR

(Saunders, 1952)

40” tall, 58” wide, single, early

$40

I am a massive peony that loves to show off my early spring white blooms and large leaves throughout the season. A top pick for landscape appeal.

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