Membership Benefits

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

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.

Sample Article


#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.

Annual Convention

#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.

Exhibiting Flowers

#4...FREE Access to Member Portal (Coming 2020)

Currently under development, the APS Member Portal will be your new go-to resource for members-only content. Find back issues of the APS Bulletins, communication boards, member listings, videos, in-depth articles, and more.


#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.

Mentorship Program

#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.

Online Auction

#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.

Seed Program


#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.


#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.

Peony Registry


#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.

APS Member Vendors


Commercial Memberships

Member grower, nursery and supplier benefits include: 1) ad in the Annual APS Yearbook; 2) link with logo to your website on Vendor Page; 3) APS Quarterly Bulletin; 4) Access to APS membership peony enthusiasts