Swenson Gardens

New for 2020

64 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.

ABALONE PEARL ABALONE PEARL ABALONE PEARL ABALONE PEARL

ABALONE PEARL

(Krekler, 1978)

32” tall, 38” wide, single, early

$22 Sold Out

Will the first coral colored bloom please show? We promise to stave off the warmer temperatures so your intense color may last longer!

ADONIS ADONIS ADONIS ADONIS

ADONIS

(Sass, 1930)

36” tall, 42” wide, double, mid to late

$27 Sold Out

Bring on the glitz! Infuse pink with some yellow and you now have the true meaning of a cut flower from the 1930’s! A top performer.

BESS BOCKSTOCE BESS BOCKSTOCE BESS BOCKSTOCE BESS BOCKSTOCE

BESS BOCKSTOCE

(Bockstoce, 1955)

32" tall, 40" wide, double, early

$32 Sold Out

Pretty in pink! My sweet smell and gradient shades of pink make me one of the top cut flowers. I offer a wonderful plant habitat, too.

BEST MAN BEST MAN BEST MAN BEST MAN

BEST MAN

(Klehm)

34” tall, 40” wide, double, late

$27 Sold Out

I will not faint during the growing season! Though others may fall, watch me stand up straight while holding a 6-8” saucer above my head.

BUTTERFLY KISSES BUTTERFLY KISSES BUTTERFLY KISSES BUTTERFLY KISSES

BUTTERFLY KISSES

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

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

$75 Sold Out

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.

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!

CORAL SUPREME CORAL SUPREME CORAL SUPREME CORAL SUPREME

CORAL SUPREME

(Wissing/Klehm 1981)

36” tall, 42” wide, semi-double, early

$27 Sold Out

My ivory tinged coral petals give me a special look. Some years I’m nearly the most popular coral. Oh, by the way, you get one of me per straight stem.

CORALIE CORALIE CORALIE CORALIE

CORALIE

(Saunders, 1940)

32” tall, 40” wide, single to semi-double, early

$35 Sold Out

Exclusivity can be a good thing! I have been available in limited numbers for many years. Some consider me to be one of the first coral pinks from Saunder’s lobata hybrids.

FAIRY'S PETTICOAT FAIRY'S PETTICOAT FAIRY'S PETTICOAT FAIRY'S PETTICOAT

FAIRY'S PETTICOAT

(Klehm, 1963)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, early

$27 Sold Out

Bring on the vases! My delicate, sweet fragrance will fill your home with just a few blooms. I am beautiful in the garden as well, but my stems do need support.

FANTASIA FANTASIA FANTASIA FANTASIA

FANTASIA

(Saunders, 1931)

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

$25

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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FRINGED IVORY FRINGED IVORY FRINGED IVORY FRINGED IVORY

FRINGED IVORY

(Klehm, 1978)

34” tall, 40” wide, double, mid

$25 Sold Out

Not bragging too much, but some growing years I offer 9” ivory white blooms. Grab your largest vase to show off lots of me inside your home.

FUCHSIA DRAGONFLY  FUCHSIA DRAGONFLY  FUCHSIA DRAGONFLY  FUCHSIA DRAGONFLY

FUCHSIA DRAGONFLY

(Klehm, 1998)

28” tall, 38” wide, Japanese, late

$25 Sold Out

Not too many gardeners know me, because I am new to the neighborhood. I produce an amazing amount of blooms for a major splash of color.

GOLLY GOLLY GOLLY GOLLY

GOLLY

(Krekler, 1965)

34” tall, 40” wide, double, mid

$25 Sold Out

My exotic coloration, fluffy blooms, pleasing fragrance, and extended vase life will charm all your senses. Take me, I’m yours!

HALCYON HALCYON HALCYON HALCYON

HALCYON

(Saunders, 1948)

28” tall, 36” wide, single, very early

$25

New to the garden. Forever loved as an early arrival in the spring, the intricate purple flares do best with afternoon shade locations. Foliage coloring is best viewed upon arrival.

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HARRY L SMITH HARRY L SMITH HARRY L SMITH HARRY L SMITH

HARRY L SMITH

(Smith/Krekler, 1953)

36” tall, 44” wide, double, mid-late

$25 Sold Out

Because I am one of the newer dark red peonies, the photographer could not keep his eyes off of me. Bring on the paparazzi!

HENRY BOCKSTOCE HENRY BOCKSTOCE HENRY BOCKSTOCE HENRY BOCKSTOCE

HENRY BOCKSTOCE

(Bockstoce, 1955)

40” tall, 50” wide, double, early to mid

$25 Sold Out

Gardeners continually admire my looks and fragrance in the gardens. I kept telling them to bring me inside and to shows. Now they get it!

HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT

HIGHLIGHT

(Auten/Wild, 1952)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, mid-late

$25 Sold Out

Yes, the dark red peony you can see from our road during Peony Field Days is FINALLY available! The highlight reel of this red is…it doesn’t fade!

LEMON CHIFFON LEMON CHIFFON LEMON CHIFFON LEMON CHIFFON

LEMON CHIFFON

(Reath, 1981)

32” tall, 40” wide, double, mid

$50 Sold Out

My lovely characteristics make me one of the world’s most hybridized varieties. My kids are famous, but I am the still the queen of the garden.

LITTLE DORRIT LITTLE DORRIT LITTLE DORRIT LITTLE DORRIT

LITTLE DORRIT

(Saunders, 1949)

20” tall, 28” wide, single, early to mid

$300 Sold Out

Saunders’s collector alert! Very rare and only a few to share so order early!

LITTLE JEANNE LITTLE JEANNE LITTLE JEANNE LITTLE JEANNE

LITTLE JEANNE

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

24” tall, 32” wide, Japanese, late

$50 Sold Out

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.

LITTLE JOE  LITTLE JOE  LITTLE JOE  LITTLE JOE

LITTLE JOE

(Krekler, 1977)

28” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, mid

$25 Sold Out

When Swensons first saw my astounding blossom they wanted to share their joy! I offer a flat bloom and exquisite foliage contained in a petite package.

MIDNIGHT SUN MIDNIGHT SUN MIDNIGHT SUN MIDNIGHT SUN

MIDNIGHT SUN

(Murawska, 1954)

30” tall, 40” wide, Japanese, mid

$25 Sold Out

Aptly named with very dark red guards surrounded by a yellow sun: However, I only bloom during daylight hours. Very nice performer.

PINK HAWAIIAN CORAL PINK HAWAIIAN CORAL PINK HAWAIIAN CORAL PINK HAWAIIAN CORAL

PINK HAWAIIAN CORAL

(Klehm, 1981)

34” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, early

$27 Sold Out

May I bring some Hawaiian coral color into your garden? Though my color is not under water, my coral color flourishes.

RED LACQUER RED LACQUER RED LACQUER RED LACQUER

RED LACQUER

(Saunders, 1950)

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

$1000 Sold Out

Saunders’s collector alert! Very rare and only a few to share so order early!

ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT ROGER'S DELIGHT

ROGER'S DELIGHT

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

24” tall, 36” wide, semi-double to double, early to mid

$750 Sold Out

How could we ask for more after seeing this Roger Anderson seedling? Be patient as the ‘blooms’ take some time to fully open. Of course, now, it’s time to open up your pocket book!

ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE ROGER'S PRIZE

ROGER'S PRIZE

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

30” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, mid

$500 Sold Out

Though hybridizing is not an official contest, this seedling certainly does not have an equal in the world. Perhaps the ultimate prize is growing this in your garden!

ROSE HEART ROSE HEART ROSE HEART ROSE HEART

ROSE HEART

(Bockstoce/Landis, 1974)

32” tall, 38” wide, double, early

$32 Sold Out

My original stock came from Canada. Here in the US, I am actually called ‘Rose Heart’. The heart of the matter though is I’m a lovely double pink too!

ROSE NOBEL ROSE NOBEL ROSE NOBEL ROSE NOBEL

ROSE NOBEL

(Saunders, 1950)

28” tall, 38” wide, single, early

$50

Upright, strong, and reputable truly defines my class of very early peonies. Veins of rose flow through my aristocratic petals.

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ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS ROSY PROSPECTS

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.

SALMON DREAM SALMON DREAM SALMON DREAM SALMON DREAM

SALMON DREAM

(Reath, 1979)

28” tall, 36” wide, single to semi-double, early

$40 Sold Out

Gardeners’ dreams are made of my salmon colored blooms. Hybridizers also dream, but once they see my offspring, they have a hard time sleeping from their excitement!

SERAPHIM SERAPHIM SERAPHIM SERAPHIM

SERAPHIM

(Saunders, 1929)

26” tall, 36” wide, single, very early

$40 Sold Out

The Bible verses of Isaiah 6:2, 3, 6 and 7 refer to angelic beings ministering to the King. Perhaps Saunders meant the same for me in your garden.

SERENADE SERENADE SERENADE SERENADE

SERENADE

(Saunders, 1941)

34” tall, 42” wide, single, early

$50

I blush at the start of my song, but as it progresses I open up to a white encore. The best time to see me is the early bloom time. Let me entertain you!

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SPRITE SPRITE SPRITE SPRITE

SPRITE

(Saunders, 1950)

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

$30

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.

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SUNLIGHT SUNLIGHT SUNLIGHT SUNLIGHT

SUNLIGHT

(Saunders, 1950)

34” tall, 38” wide, single, early

$50 Sold Out

If you catch me out of the corner of your eye, you will notice a sunny glow. But give me some UV protection in the afternoon.

SUNNY GIRL SUNNY GIRL SUNNY GIRL SUNNY GIRL

SUNNY GIRL

(Laning, 1985)

30” tall, 38” wide, double, early

$30

No apologies here…my blooms are HUGE! Double my support to keep me upright. Yes, my blooms can be that large. Smell me, and I am yours forever!

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SWORD DANCE SWORD DANCE SWORD DANCE SWORD DANCE

SWORD DANCE

(Auten, 1933)

34” tall, 40” wide, Japanese, late

$25 Sold Out

Sun, wind and rain will not harm me. Sure, you can cut my blooms with a sword, or preferably a scissors. Either way, I’m available for the next dance.

TERRY GRUDEM TERRY GRUDEM TERRY GRUDEM TERRY GRUDEM

TERRY GRUDEM

(Brand, 1963)

38” tall, 48” wide, Japanese, mid

$25

I love to stand up and stand out in a crowd, especially if there are numbers of me planted in a group. Visitors at Peony Field Days swoon over me!

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TONKA CLOUD TONKA CLOUD TONKA CLOUD TONKA CLOUD

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.

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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.

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TONKA RUBY TONKA RUBY TONKA RUBY TONKA RUBY

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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WHITE GRACE WHITE GRACE WHITE GRACE WHITE GRACE

WHITE GRACE

(Klehm, 2000)

30” tall, 40” wide, semi-double, mid

$27 Sold Out

If you like one 8” white, flat bloom per straight and strong stem, pick me! I will grace your vase and garden with my light fragrance and floriferous performance.

WINGED VICTORY WINGED VICTORY WINGED VICTORY WINGED VICTORY

WINGED VICTORY

(Saunders, 1950)

38” tall, 46” wide, single, early

$25 Sold Out

Looking for a unique Saunders early bloomer? I tend to be quite tall and offer large single blooms. Quite showy too! Support is requested.

WONDEROUS AWAKENING WONDEROUS AWAKENING WONDEROUS AWAKENING WONDEROUS AWAKENING

WONDEROUS AWAKENING

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

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

$100

Awake, oh my soul, awake. As the sun reaches high above the horizon, our gardens are awakening to a noticeable difference. A Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedling.

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WONDEROUS CANVAS WONDEROUS CANVAS WONDEROUS CANVAS WONDEROUS CANVAS

WONDEROUS CANVAS

(Swenson Gardens, 2020)

36” tall, 48” wide, Japanese, mid

$150 Sold Out

My father, Scarlet Tanager, would like to introduce me to you as one of his children. He describes me as a portrait that was recently painted on a canvas.

WONDEROUS CREATION WONDEROUS CREATION WONDEROUS CREATION WONDEROUS CREATION

WONDEROUS CREATION

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

24” tall, 36” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$200

Creation has its benefits especially when you are one of Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedlings. Oh, and my fragrance is to die for, but please stay alive to smell and see me!

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WONDEROUS CUP WONDEROUS CUP WONDEROUS CUP WONDEROUS CUP

WONDEROUS CUP

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

20” tall, 32” wide, single-semi double, mid

$100

My cup runneth over with beauty, strength and fragrance. Not to be arrogant but I am certainly blessed to be one of Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedlings.

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WONDEROUS DESIGN WONDEROUS DESIGN WONDEROUS DESIGN WONDEROUS DESIGN

WONDEROUS DESIGN

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

32” tall, 44” wide, semi-double, mid

$200 Sold Out

Since our design certainly fulfills a purpose in life, Roger Anderson certainly had a purpose in this exclusive yellow peony seedling design.

WONDEROUS EVENT WONDEROUS EVENT WONDEROUS EVENT WONDEROUS EVENT

WONDEROUS EVENT

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

26” tall, 38” wide, single, early to mid

$100

Sometimes we can appreciate an event now like these honey bees can attest to; however, a few years down the road will be another event when my offspring appear.

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WONDEROUS GLORY WONDEROUS GLORY WONDEROUS GLORY WONDEROUS GLORY

WONDEROUS GLORY

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

24” tall, 34” wide, double, mid

$200 Sold Out

The glory of this Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow peony seedling goes far beyond good works. The manifestation in your garden will certainly be perceived.

WONDEROUS HARMONY WONDEROUS HARMONY WONDEROUS HARMONY WONDEROUS HARMONY

WONDEROUS HARMONY

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

28” tall, 38” wide, single, mid

$100

Can honey bees and this Roger Anderson exclusive yellow seedling live in harmony together? The answer is most certainly, yes. No conflicts here!

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WONDEROUS HOME WONDEROUS HOME WONDEROUS HOME WONDEROUS HOME

WONDEROUS HOME

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

28” tall, 40” wide, single, early to mid

$100

Home is definitely where your heart is. Here in my home I welcome all honey bees and would like to be so bold and ask you if I may also be part of your home?

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WONDEROUS LIGHT WONDEROUS LIGHT WONDEROUS LIGHT WONDEROUS LIGHT

WONDEROUS LIGHT

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

26” tall, 38” wide, single, early to mid

$100

Light is consistently that, light. No darkness here especially when the sun is shining brightly. A Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedling.

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WONDEROUS PALLETTE WONDEROUS PALLETTE WONDEROUS PALLETTE WONDEROUS PALLETTE

WONDEROUS PALLETTE

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

30” tall, 44” wide, semi-double, mid

$300

Artist drool over my distinct hues of color that can only be presented in real life. Perhaps there is an artist willing to try? A very special Roger Anderson exclusive yellow seedling.

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WONDEROUS PINK WONDEROUS PINK WONDEROUS PINK WONDEROUS PINK

WONDEROUS PINK

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

26” tall, 38” wide, semi-double, early to mid

$200

Not to be outdone by all the yellow’s this year, my bright pink petals laced with soft white streaks are sure to stop all gardeners, artists and photographers in their tracks.

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WONDEROUS RUFFLES WONDEROUS RUFFLES WONDEROUS RUFFLES WONDEROUS RUFFLES

WONDEROUS RUFFLES

(Swenson Gardens, 2020)

32” tall, 46” wide, single, early

$150 Sold Out

My mother has no registered name but she is called ‘Walz 16340F3’. My father was a child of Roselette and together I was named and registered Wonderous Ruffles.

WONDEROUS SHINE WONDEROUS SHINE WONDEROUS SHINE WONDEROUS SHINE

WONDEROUS SHINE

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

30” tall, 44” wide, double, early to mid

$300 Sold Out

My steady radiance is sure to please. Though you cannot see my fragrance, that too will radiate my love to you. An exclusive yellow seedling by Roger Anderson.

WONDEROUS SONG WONDEROUS SONG WONDEROUS SONG WONDEROUS SONG

WONDEROUS SONG

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

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

$200

Though you cannot hear me, you will see me and what joy I bring you in your garden. Although, you will sing for joy, with my fragrance. Roger Anderson exclusive yellow seedling.

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WONDEROUS SPECTACLE WONDEROUS SPECTACLE WONDEROUS SPECTACLE WONDEROUS SPECTACLE

WONDEROUS SPECTACLE

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

28” tall, 42” wide, double, mid

$200 Sold Out

I don’t mean to stand out in your garden, but hey, when you got it, you definitely can! Whether its sight or smell, I got it! A Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedling.

WONDEROUS SPIRIT WONDEROUS SPIRIT WONDEROUS SPIRIT WONDEROUS SPIRIT

WONDEROUS SPIRIT

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

28” tall, 40” wide, semi-double to double, early to mid

$150

My spirit is able to withstand wind and my breath will lift your spirit as well. With my early to mid-bloom time, Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedling is willing.

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WONDEROUS SUN WONDEROUS SUN WONDEROUS SUN WONDEROUS SUN

WONDEROUS SUN

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

26” tall, 38” wide, semi-double to double, early to mid

$200 Sold Out

Are you sure I wasn’t created on the 4th day versus the 3rd day? I do know that being a Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedling, I will shine for you any day in bloom.

WONDEROUS TOP WONDEROUS TOP WONDEROUS TOP WONDEROUS TOP

WONDEROUS TOP

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

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

$150

How can you top spectacular foliage? With a stunning hot pink flower that has a top within a top! This peony will surely keep you spinning during its early to mid-bloom time.

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WONDEROUS VISION WONDEROUS VISION WONDEROUS VISION WONDEROUS VISION

WONDEROUS VISION

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

30” tall, 42” wide, single, mid

$100

The revelation of my appearance may supernaturally affect your sight and smell while awake, but may also affect your dreams while sleeping.

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WONDEROUS WORKS WONDEROUS WORKS WONDEROUS WORKS WONDEROUS WORKS

WONDEROUS WORKS

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

24” tall, 34” wide, semi-double, mid

$200 Sold Out

I know I’m not supposed to boast about my works, but in my case, I am not ashamed to boast that I am another one of Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedlings!

WONDEROUS YELLOW WONDEROUS YELLOW WONDEROUS YELLOW WONDEROUS YELLOW

WONDEROUS YELLOW

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

24” tall, 36” wide, semi-double to double, mid

$200 Sold Out

Last, but not by no means least! Perhaps you will choose me first in your garden as the final Roger Anderson’s exclusive yellow seedling. Amen to that!

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