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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.

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

An exotic, outrageously extravagant beauty with petals that appear water-colored in rose, plum, and cream. Every bloom is unique. Attractive, shrub-like foliage.

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BARTZELLA

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

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

$50 Sold Out

A famous celebrity in the peony world, beloved for its enormous, lemon-scented blooms and extended bloom time. We love the foliage, too!

BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM BORDER CHARM

BORDER CHARM

(Hollingsworth, 1984)

20” tall, 60” wide, single, mid-late

$25 Sold Out

Plentiful yellow blooms with red flares on blue-green foliage that turns golden in the fall makes this a terrific addition to borders and rock gardens.

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

$40

Apricot and peach hues on gently ruffled petals open looking like a rose and bearing a light fragrance. Loved for its attractive foliage. Named for Roger’s beloved dog.

CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS CANARY BRILLIANTS

CANARY BRILLIANTS

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, double, mid-late

$40

What a show off! Opens as soft beige, develops as canary yellow, and nestles a heart of rich apricot deep inside. Light, pretty fragrance.

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CHIEF BLACK HAWK

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

28” tall, 38” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$100 Sold Out

High drama from the darkest red of all intersectional hybrids, set off with golden centers and held against handsome foliage. Stunning impact.

CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE CORA LOUISE

CORA LOUISE

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

26” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, mid

$50 Sold Out

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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FIRST ARRIVAL

(Anderson, R.F., 1986)

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

$40 Sold Out

The elegant and first-blooming intersectional of the season is floriferous, with terminal and side buds of rose-scented lavender pink. Cut while in bud for best results.

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GARDEN TREASURE

(Hollingsworth, 1984)

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

$30 Sold Out

An admired award-winner producing dozens of lemon-scented blooms when mature, this hybrid is considered the finest yellow intersectional. Plant near Bartzella, but leave room!

GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS GOING BANANAS

GOING BANANAS

(Anderson, R.F.)

32” tall, 40” wide, single, mid

$30

Often imitated, but this is the original! Large, elegant single blooms of light yellow petals with red flares, held on bright green, glossy foliage.

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GORDON E. SIMONSIN

(Anderson)

30” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, mid

$150

It’s fantastic. Hybridizer Roger Anderson favors this over Bartzella, an impressive choice. Ruffled petals of incredible color on well-shaped foliage are simply stunning.

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HILLARY

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

30” tall, 42” wide, double, mid

$40 Sold Out

Nuanced shades of mauve and red open into cream and velvety vanilla in a refined, graceful form as elegant as an antique rose. Exceptional presence.

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JOANNA MARLENE

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

26” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, mid

$50

It’s pink, it’s mauve, it’s peach. Wait an hour, you’ll have a new color. An ever-evolving beauty, with silky petals, six-inch blooms, and dark foliage.

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Kopper Kettle

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

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

$100 Sold Out

Rare, limited, and from Roger Anderson’s original stock. Not a clone! Remarkable, striking copper and brass tones on blooms measuring seven inches across.

LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM LEMON DREAM

LEMON DREAM

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

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

$30 Sold Out

Prized for its deeply cut, glossy, elegant foliage. The light yellow blooms can surprise with an occasional lavender streak or even a half-lavender flower.

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LOLLIPOP

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

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

$40 Sold Out

This sweet treat has candy stripes and sprinkles of strawberry red on lemony yellow petals, and makes one impressive show in the garden.

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LUXURIANT

(Anderson, 1986)

32” tall, 44” wide, semi-double, mid

$125 Sold Out

Lush petals of ivory take on a pale lavender cast around a center touched with deep lavender flares. Blooms are held high above dark foliage.

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MORNING LILAC

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

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

$50 Sold Out

Enormous, fragrant, outright fabulous-colored blooms make an impact from a distance, exquisite color nuances impress close up. Prolific bloomer with compact foliage.

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NEW MILLENIUM

(Anderson, R.F., 2012)

30” tall, 44” wide, semi-double, mid

$100

New and rare, considered the best of the darker intersectionals. Abundant blooms with highly ruffled and notched petals of uncommonly intense corals and peaches.

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NORWEGIAN BLUSH

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

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

$125

Ya sure, you betcha, this plant is gorgeous. Pale pink-edged petals with deeper rose centers are set against wonderfully shaped, heavily textured dark green foliage.

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OLD ROSE DANDY

(Laning, 1993)

30” tall, 48” wide, single, mid

$25 Sold Out

A quick grower with prized, glossy foliage. Freesia-scented blooms open in muted mauves an antique brick, then fade to a creamier yellow.

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PASTEL SPLENDOR

(Anderson R.F., 1996)

26” tall, 36” wide, single, mid-late

$30 Sold Out

Delicate, pastel blooms with deep, dramatic centers deliver brilliant impact, and tidy, compact foliage is especially charming planted in front of irises.

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PEPPERMINT BLUSH

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

36” tall, 54” wide, single, mid

$100

Broad-leaved, intriguing foliage is dramatic in its own right. Add soft apricot and pink candy petals and the impact is spectacular.

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PRAIRIE CHARM

(Hollingsworth, 1992)

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

$25

A simply stunning cut flower, particularly after the plant has matured, and an award-winning plant. Frothy, butter-yellow petals open to reveal an orange-red heart.

PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN PURPLE REIGN

PURPLE REIGN

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

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

$200

Purple color and glossy foliage unlike any other intersectional! If you saw me at Peony Field Days, here’s your chance to bring me home!

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ROSY PROSPECTS

(Anderson, R.F.)

32” tall, 26” wide, semi-double, mid

$50 Sold Out

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

(Anderson, R.F.)

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

$50

Afternoon shade keeps the delicate blush shades vibrant. Pink-tinged petals of creamy ivory open to expose a center of berry rose. Excellent foliage and habitat.

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SAFFRON INNOCENCE

(Anderson, R.F., 1999)

32” tall, 48” wide, single, mid

$100

One of the tallest intersectionals and a special yellow, with clear, saffron blooms and no red flares. Foliage is outstanding and dark green in contrast.

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SCARLET HEIGHTS

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

28” tall, 38” wide, single, mid

$100

Glorious, long-legged blooms of velvety carmine-colored petals are held high above pretty foliage on very strong stems. A Roger Anderson hybrid.

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STRAWBERRY BLUSH

(Anderson, R.F., 2010)

30” tall, 50” wide, single, mid

$125

Strawberry-colored blooms up to five inches across that fade to berries-and-cream on this floriferous plant. Attractive foliage is mounded with no runners.

TONKA BERRY TONKA BERRY TONKA BERRY TONKA BERRY

TONKA BERRY

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2019)

24” tall, 42” wide, single, mid

$150

Minnetonka is filled with natural beauty and remarkable private gardens. Our new “berry” has raspberry blooms with delicately crinkled petals, buttery yellow stamens, and spectacular foliage.

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TONKA CLOUD

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2020)

26” tall, 46” wide, semi-double, mid

$300

Sky-blue waters under fluffy clouds is the classic Lake Minnetonka view. True-white petals billow around blushing pink flares with gossamer, creamy stamens.

TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA

TONKA EXTRAVAGANZA

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2020)

34” tall, 50” wide, single, early to mid

$250

In the gardens reaching down to Lake Minnetonka shores, nothing sets off vivid aqua waters better than shameless, unabashedly luxurious pink. Long, lush golden stamens.

TONKA PEACH TONKA PEACH TONKA PEACH TONKA PEACH

TONKA PEACH

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2019)

30” tall, 48” wide, semi-double, mid

$250

Sunsets on Lake Minnetonka are best viewed from a boat and evoked in the garden. Exquisite peach and apricot petals around delicate, wispy stamens. Splendid foliage.

TONKA PINK TONKA PINK TONKA PINK TONKA PINK

TONKA PINK

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2019)

30” tall, 48” wide, semi-double, mid

$175

Post-Civil War, elegant hotels on Lake Minnetonka filled their lobbies with the perfume of blooms like our light-hearted pink petals with reddish flares and pale yellow stamens. Wonderful foliage.

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TONKA RUBY

(Anderson, R.F./Swenson Gardens, 2020)

24” tall, 42” wide, single to semi-double, mid

$250

Rich, fierce, and velvety, this russet beauty touched with gold recalls the late 1800s Lake Minnetonka era of claret-hued gowns and elegant baubles.

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WATERMELON WINE

(Anderson, 1999)

30” tall, 42” wide, single, mid

$60

Standout color so succulent it almost looks juicy! Happy gardeners gave us glowing reports about this intersectional, so we have released a few more.

WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR WHITE EMPEROR

WHITE EMPEROR

(Seidl, 1989)

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

$60

Here it is: the purest white intersectional growing whiter as it ages, cupping a center of light yellow set against stunning, dark-green foliage. Magnificent.

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