Registration Procedures

New Cultivar Registration

Email or Mail Registration Forms to the Registrar


New peony cultivars may be registered using the available forms found on this page.  All forms will need to be manually filled out, either by hand or by inserting information through a computer and then submitting them to the Registrar.  We recommend using a computer to fill in the forms for an accurate interpretation of the information you supply.

The registration submission deadline for consideration and inclusion in the current year’s American Peony Society Directory of New Cultivars is September 1st. Any submissions received thereafter will be considered for inclusion in the following year’s Directory. Additionally, the cultivar’s date of registry will be listed as that following year in the online Registry, though it should be noted that the exact date of submission will also be recorded in the description.   Only submissions with completed registration forms and accompanying image file(s) will be considered.


New Cultivar Registration Forms:  PDF .  This form is “fillable” and is easily compatible with most devices.  Please submit all completed forms as .pdf files to the registrar.

New Cultivar Registration Form Explained:  PDF

Completed New Cultivar Registration forms may be emailed to:

[email protected]


Mailed through a carrier to:

Jordan Kabat
510 Oak Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220


Registration Fee Schedule

Before submitting registrations and paying, find out more about fees associated with multiple registrations

Once the registrar receives registration information, they will review the data for any additional requirements and verify that the proposed name can be used under the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants.  The APS Registrar may contact you to clarify or make corrections involving the submitted cultivar registration information.  Once the registrar has finalized work, a copy of the registration will be returned to you for final approval.  Upon approval the registration is submitted and recorded.   Later in the year the registration will be published through an APS document that is distributed to the membership, as well as, the online “Registry of Peonies” (found on this website).

Please note:  Registrations submitted late in the year may be processed for publication in the following year.  Registration forms filled in by hand require more time to process and may be delayed due to extra work involved.