APS Seed Distribution Program

Scott Parker, APS President and SDP Chairperson



Scott Parker, APS Director and SDP Chairperson — Tomah, Wisconsin


Welcome to the APS’s Seed Distribution Program (SDP). First I would like to thank all of the SDP donors for their generous donations. The SDP has been a huge success and it has provided a wide selection of seeds to peony enthusiasts around the world while adding funds to the APS treasury. Over the past several years there has been an incredible increase in the interest in this program with many packets being sold not only through the APS website, but also at Garden Expo in Madison, Wisconsin and at the APS National Conventions.

As of this writing, we have seed donations from 16 APS members. Our members donated seeds that came from a large selection of different pod parents and species of peonies. In addition, they donated a number of nice peony mixes which are listed below. Many of these seeds and the genetics contained in them come from peony varieties that are not readily available from other sources.


First I would like to thank the late Bill Seidl for his generous donation of the last hand pollinated crosses that he made. Bill was a huge supporter of hybridizers and the SDP and he wanted the APS membership to benefit from his efforts. Thus, you will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase some of seeds from the last hand pollinated crosses that he made.I’m sure those seeds will be in very high demand, so make sure to place your order as soon as possible.

In addition, Nate Bremer and Hans Maschke have also donated some of the hand pollinated crosses that they made and a nice selection of hybrid seeds from a number of varieties or seedlings which are not readily available.I would like to thank Harvey Buchite, owner of Hidden Springs Flower Farm, and Roy Klehm, owner of Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery, for allowing me to collect seeds for the SDP from their fields. Adam and Sue Turtle donated a large amount of p. suffruticosa group Gansu-mudan/Rockii seeds and p. ostii seeds. Jan DeRousse donated a wide variety of seeds, including a nice selection of herbaceous peony seeds.

The SDP is a great opportunity for you to obtain a wide variety of seeds, without having to spend years growing the parent plants and waiting for them to produce seeds. At the same time you will be helping to support APS goals. I encourage the APS membership to experience the joy of creating something new by purchasing at least a few packs of seed and planting them. One of your seedlings could turn out to be a Gold Medal winner—only your efforts and time will tell.

All packets will be labeled with the seed parent’s name, if the information has been provided by the donor, and any other information that I have on the parentage of the seeds. In most cases these are open-pollinated seeds, meaning the pollen parent is unknown. The pollen could be from the seed parent or any of the peonies growing in the donor’s garden or nearby. Thus, the resulting seedlings could bloom in a variety of flower forms and colors.

Seeds can be ordered on the APS website until sold out or until July 31, 2017. Also, seeds will be offered for sale at the 2017 APS Convention on June 3 and 4 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel located at 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (608) 378-4778.

Remember— seeds will be sold first-come, first-served until July 31, 2017 and you must be an APS member to participate. Send your order today!

— 2017 PRICING —

$2.00 per pack for lactiflora seeds (10–50 seeds per pack)


$2.00 per pack for hybrid seeds (5–25 seeds per pack)


$2.50 per pack for all species seeds (5–15 seeds per pack)


$2.50 per pack for all tree peony seeds- p. suffruticosa &

prockii/gansu mudan (5–15 seeds per pack)


$5.00 per pack for Hand Pollinated seed crosses (5 seeds per pack)


*** NOTE: There is a one pack limit, for each APS member, for each of the different types of Hand Pollinated seed crosses,and NB-SH82 (Rockii-hybrid, semi-double, pure white blooms with hot pinkish-red flares), &NB-SH89 (Rockii-hybrid, single, huge pink blooms with dark flares).

PLUS, a $6.00 flat fee for United States and Canadian orders and a $12.00 flat fee for INTERNATIONAL orders will be added to each order to cover the cost of postage and packaging.


— AVAILABLE Seeds for 2017 —


Double: 'Lady Alexandra Duff'.

Semi-Double: 'Sandra Marie', 'Zuzu'.

Single: 'Polly Sharp'.


Double: 'Ann Cousins', 'Charlie’s White', 'Cheddar Cheese', 'Cheddar Pom Pom', 'Gardenia''Golden Dawn', 'Laura Dessert''Mrs. Frank Beach''Top Brass'.

Japanese: 'Bride's Dream', 'Cheddar Gold', 'Evelyn Tibbitts', 'Faribo Gold''Gertrude Allen', 'Glowing Candles', 'Gold Rush', 'Gold Standard', 'Honey Gold', Immaculèe, 'Moon of Nippon', 'Polar Star','Prairie Star', 'Primevère', 'Stellar Charm', 'White Sands'.

Semi-Double:'Fringed Ivory', 'Green Halo', 'Lois Kelsey', 'Minnie Shaylor', 'Miss America', 'Rare China', 'Zuzu'.

Single:A´La Mode’, 'Blanco Royale', 'Crinkled Linens''Dunlora', 'Green Lotus', 'Ivory Atlas', 'Ivory Inspiration'Kitty’s Lark, 'Krinkled White', 'Le Jour', 'Pico', 'Ruffled Clouds', 'Silver Shell', 'Stardust', 'Star Power''The Bride', 'White Wings'.



Double: 'Alexander Fleming', Bouchela'Cincinnati''Feather Top', 'Gene Wild', 'Lady Kate', 'Lake o’ Silver', Lavender Lady, 'Margaret Truman', 'Petite Elegance', 'Pink Cameo', 'Pink Formal''Roberta', 'Sweet Rewards'.

Japanese: 'Alicia Kunkel', 'Beautiful Senorita', 'Belleville', 'Belvidere Princess', 'Bo Peep', 'Bouquet Perfect', 'Bowl of Beauty', Celebrity, 'Cheese Country', 'Cora Stubbs', 'Dai-jo-kuhan','Lavender', 'Fancy Nancy', 'Frank Newbold', 'Fringed Ivory', 'Garden Lace', 'Gay Paree', 'Heidi', 'Henri Potin', 'Imperial Divinity', 'Jubilee Pink', 'Kay Tischler', 'Largo', 'Le Charme', 'Madam Butterfly', 'Madison', 'Mandarins Coat', 'Mr. B.H. Farr', 'Okinawa', 'Patricia Hanratty', 'Peach Strudel', 'Pink PomPom', 'Tokio', 'Tom Eckhardt', 'Velma Atkinson', 'Westerner'.

Semi-Double: 'Liebchen', 'Martha', 'Pink Delight', 'Pink Kisses', 'Pink Luau', 'Pink Platters', 'Pink Swan', 'Pink Venus', 'Raggedy Ann', 'Sandra Marie', 'Viking Chief'.

Single: 'Chiffon Clouds', Claire, Clown, Dancing Butterfly, 'Dawn Pink', 'Fuchsia Jazz', 'Helen','Magenta Gem', 'Magenta Glow', 'Martha W.', 'Mischief', 'Pillow Cases', 'Pillow Dreams', 'Pink Cupcake', 'Pink Dogwood Whisper''Pink Firefly', 'Pink Princess', 'Pink Spritzer', 'Polly Sharp', 'Ruffled Bonnets', 'Scatterbrain Pink', 'Seashell', 'Soft Salmon Joy', 'Sparkling Star', 'Terrific Gal', 'Tropical Bonnet'.


Double: 'Adolphe Rousseau', 'Big Ben', 'Bunker Hill', 'Cherry Hill''Fire Opal', Général MacMahon’'Inspecteur Lavergne''Kansas','Karl Rosenfield', 'LouisVan Houtte', 'Monsieur Martin Cahuzac','Mt. St. Helens', 'Red Comet', Red Magic (Hei Hai Bo Tao), 'Torch Song', 'Victoire de la Marne'.


Japanese: 'Barrington Belle', 'Betty Warner', 'Charles Burgess', 'Comanche', 'Hari-ai-nin', 'Hot Chocolate', 'Karen Gray''Mikado''Nippon Beauty', 'Red Emperor', 'Sweet Shelly', 'Sword Dance', 'Terry Grudem'.

Single: 'Arcturus', Brazzaville, 'Burnished Bronze', 'Florence Bruss', 'George Vorauer''Jack Frost', 'Kankakee', 'Mr.Thim', 'President Lincoln', 'Rivida', 'Rumba', 'Topeka Garnet'.



Cactus/Dahlia: 'Bric A Brac', 'Cherry Twist', 'Circus Circus', 'Vanilla Twist'.

Single: 'Shaggy Dog'.



Ann Oveson’s- Garden Mixture, Jan Derousse’s Everything Mixture, Jan Derousse’s- Seedling Mixture, Jan Derousse’s- Seedling Mixture of doubles, Jan Derousse’s- Seedling Mixture of bomb & doubles, Scott Parker’s Mixture of Herbaceous Peonies.



'Bernice Carr', 'Color Magnet', 'Dawn Glow', 'Early Glow', 'Fairfield', 'Glenny Carlene', 'Golden Frolic', Han’s Hybrid Mixture- of all colors, John Simkin’s Hybrid Seedling Mixture, 'Lemon Chiffon', 'Nosegay', Nymph, 'Old Soldier', 'Pink Vanguard', 'Roy Pehrson’s Best Yellow', 'Sanctus', Scott’s Hybrid Mixture #1- of yellows and apricot colors, Scott’s Hybrid Mixture #2- of pastel colors, 'Seraphim', 'Show Girl', 'Silver Dawn Mixture', 'Soft Apricot Kisses'.



p. arietina, p. delavayi(Mixed colors), p. lactiflora, p. ludlowii, p. p. mlokosewitschii(yellow pod parent- #1), p. mlokosewitschii(yellow to pink pod parent mixture- #2), p. mlokosewitschii- Karma(light cream pink pod parent- #3), p. mollisp. officinalis, p. officinalis subsp. huthii (#1)- wild collected from Mercantour- France, p. officinalis subsp. huthii (#2), p. ostii (#1), p. ostii- Scott Parker’s Mixture, (#2), p. ostii- Adam & Sue Turtle’s Mixture (#3), p. ostii- Nate Bremer’s Mixture, (#4), p. peregrina (#1), p. peregrina (#2), p. peregrina (Sunshine), p. rockii subsp. linyanshanii, p. tenuifolia, p. tenuifolia(Hans Advanced Generation Progeny of Variety- p. tenuifolia 'Plena' xtenuifolia 'Rosa'), p. veitchiiwoodwardii(#1), p. veitchiiwoodwardii (#2).

NOTE: Since I received several species donations(of the same species) from different donors- I noted the difference with a number- Example: p. peregrina (#1), p. peregrina (#2) & p. peregrina (#3).




BenikasaneDark Pink Double Tree Peony, 'Hana-kisoi', Irojiman'KokiriuNishiki'(KokuryuNishiki)Koku-unrynLight Pink Tree Peony, OfujiNishiki, Pink Tree Peony, 'Sahohime', 'Seidai', Shimadaijin'Shima-Nishiki'.


TREE PEONY — P. rockii / Gansu Mudan

*** NOTE: There is a one pack limit, for each APS member, foNB-SH82 (Rockii-hybrid, semi-double, pure white blooms with hot pinkish-red flares), &NB-SH89 (Rockii-hybrid, single, huge pink blooms with dark flares).

Adam & Sue Turtle’s Mixture- Chinese Flare Mudan/Rockii & p. suffruticosa- (NOTE: THIS MIXTURE 15 SEEDS PER PACK!!!!!!!!!!),Fen He (Pink Lotus)Han’s Rockii Hybrid Mixture- Chinese Flare Mudan Mixture,NB-SH82 (Rockii-hybrid, semi-double, pure white blooms with hot pinkish-red flares), NB-SH89 (Rockii-hybrid, single, huge pink blooms with dark flares), Xue Hai Bing Xin- (Snow Sea Icy Heart), Yu Lu Lian Dan- (Daoist Pills in a Jade Stove/Jade Stove Makes Pills of Immortality).



*** NOTE: There is a one pack limit, for each APS member, for each of the different types of Hand Pollinated seed crosses.

  1. 'Dreamtime'x Vanilla Gorilla

  1. Capt’n Kate(Rockii-hybrid, single, blush to white petals with deep purple flares) x MRV11 (Joseph Rock x'Shintenchi')

  1. NB-SH88 (Rockii-hybrid, semi-double, deep lavender petals with dark flares)xCapt’n Kate(Rockii-hybrid, single, blush to white petals with deep purple flares)



You must be an American Peony Society Member
to place a seed order.

Non-members can join the American Peony Society through the APS website, before placing their seed order. Join APS - become an APS Member.

All items will be sold on a first come basis.

When your order has been confirmed, you will have two (2) business days to pay for the seeds. Do not pay until your order has been confirmed!


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