The Benefits of APS Membership
It’s Not Just a “Membership”; It’s a Year Round Peony Experience!
Luscious peonies. Amazing people. Great events, publications and resources! The perks of your membership in the American Peony Society just keeps on giving. Plus, you’ll support the education and continued curation of one of the world’s most captivating flowers.
Explore the Benefits of Joining or Renewing
10 Pathways to Enjoy the Peony
#1...Four Issues of the APS Bulletin, Print Reading Options and Available Online
Get the only magazine devoted exclusively to peonies and peony culture. Bulletin issues feature informative articles and beautiful photography for beginners and experienced growers alike. *Stock supplies of recent Bulletins are limited, thus previously published Bulletins may be unavailable for the current year for new memberships after February.
#2...The Annual Peony Convention
Meet and mingle with peony enthusiasts from all over the world. The APS Convention is held in various North American locations, and features peony-related talks, seminars and discussions; garden tours; cut flower exhibits; shopping opportunities; social hours, and a banquet.
#3...National Peony Flower Show and Exhibition
Enter your peonies or just come and enjoy a blooming amazing annual Flower Show. The show features blooms from growers and gardeners from around the country, as well as our new division featuring gorgeous peony photographs.
#4...FREE Access to Member Portal
For APS members! An additional website featuring articles, programs, surveys, bulletin boards and a wide variety of information for the peony enthusiast. The Portal was set up in the spring of 2020 and will be continually updated as new information comes available.
#5...New! APS Mentoring Program
Get Growing with our new program that matches beginning peony enthusiasts with more experienced peony members to learn about propagation, dividing, even grafting or hybridizing! Learn, share and develop a connection to the peony world.
#6...Online and Live Peony Auctions
Score “Drool-worthy” Peonies…Our most popular and exciting fundraiser! Only APS Members can bid on our amazing peony cultivars you won’t find anywhere else! It’s a fun and exciting way to get your hands on rare, new or popular peonies.
Please visit the Member Portal for further information.
#7...APS Seed Distribution Program
Discover the fun of growing peonies from seed! Each year, we publish a list of available peony seeds collected from popular, rare, and unusual cultivars. For a nominal fee, you can request seeds of your choice, supported with how-to information to get you started.
#8...Annual Guide to New Paeonia Registrations
With our new annual registration guide, you ‘ll be the first to see the newest registered peony species and hybrids, with colorful photos, and complete descriptions.
Available in print form and through the Member Portal as an “Online Reader” for all members.
#9...Support Peony Cultivar Registration
The APS is the International Cultivar Registration Authority for peonies. The APS supervises peony nomenclature and critical publishing data, and provides critical information transmission to a worldwide network of peony growers and enthusiasts. Your membership helps us maintain standards and curate the history and development of the peony.
#10...Best in Class Sources for Peony Materials
APS Commercial Members offer a trusted resource for peony plants, cut flowers and gardening supplies. You’ll find everything from small local growers happy to provide beautiful cut flowers for local weddings and events, growers of rare and hard-to find peonies, and the newest registrations from the world’s leading growers and hybridizers.
#11...Web Listing and Advertising options for Commercial Members
Advertising is open to all commercial members of the American Peony Society. Advertisers reach a highly targeted audience of peony and gardening enthusiasts, while supporting the programming and outreach of the APS. As a commercial member, you are also eligible to have a free listing and link on the APS website. Further information about advertising in the Bulletin can be found: Advertise in the Bulletin.