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 15 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.


A special thank you to 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. Therese Sprauer, owner of Brooks Gardens, and Jan DeRousse donated a wide variety of seeds, including a nice selection of herbaceous peony seeds. Nate Bremer, Rich Grenier, and Hans Maschke donated a nice selection of hybrid seeds from several varieties which are not readily available. I’m sure those seeds will be in very high demand, so make sure to place your order as soon as possible.

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, 2016. Also, seeds will be offered for sale at the 2016 APS Convention from June 1-5 at the Hyatt Regency, 333 Main Street Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    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, 2016 and you must be a member to participate.  Send your order today!

— 2016 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 (5–10 seeds per pack).

$2.50 per pack for all tree peony seeds (5–10 seeds per pack).

$3.00 per pack for Chinese Flare Mudan seeds (5 seeds per pack).

PLUS, a $6.00 flat fee ($12.00 INTERNATIONAL) will be added to each order to cover the cost of postage and packaging.

— AVAILABLE Seeds for 2016 —


Double: 'Lady Alexandra Duff'.


Semi-Double: 'Sandra Marie', 'Zuzu'.

Single: 'Polly Sharp'.


Double: 'Ann Cousins', 'Charlie’s White', 'Cheddar Cheese', 'Cheddar Pom Pom', 'Golden Dawn', 'Laura Dessert'.


Japanese: 'Bride's Dream', 'Cheddar Regal', 'Evelyn Tibbitts', 'Glowing Candles', 'Gertrude Allen', 'Gold Rush', 'Gold Standard', 'Honey Gold', Immaculee, 'Moon of Nippon', 'Prairie Star', 'Primevere', 'Top Brass'.

Semi-Double:'Eskimo Pie', 'Fringed Ivory', 'Green Halo', 'Lois Kelsey', 'Minnie Shaylor', 'Miss America'.


Single: 'A La Mode', 'Blanco Royale', 'Green Lotus', 'Ivory Atlas', 'Ivory Inspiration',  'Ivory Jewell', Kitty’s Lark, Krinkled Lines, 'Krinkled White', 'Le Jour', 'Pico', 'Ruffled Clouds', 'Silver Shell', 'Star Dust', 'The Bride', 'Walter Marx', 'White Wings'.


Double: 'Alexander Fleming', Bouchela, 'Feather Top', 'Gene Wild', 'Lake O’ Silver', 'Lady Kate', 'Lake O’ Silver', Lavender Lady, 'Madame Calot', 'Margaret Truman', 'Mons Jules Elie', 'Pink Cameo', 'Roberta', 'Sweet Rewards'.

Japanese: 'Beautiful Senorita', 'Belvidere Princess', 'Bo Peep', 'Bouquet Perfect', 'Bowl of Beauty', 'Cheese Country', 'Cora Stubbs', 'Dai-Jo-Kuhan', 'Easy Lavender', 'Evening World',  'Fancy Nancy', 'Garden Lace', 'Gay Paree', 'Fringed Ivory', 'Heidi', 'Henri Potin', 'Jubilee Pink', 'Le Charme',  'Madam Butterfly', 'Madison', 'Mandarins Coat', 'Mr BH Farr', 'Okinawa', 'Patricia Hanratty', 'Peach Strudel', 'Tom Eckhardt', 'Touch of Class', 'Velma Atkinson', 'Westerner'.

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

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


Double: 'Albert Niva', 'Big Ben',  'Bunker Hill', 'Fire Opal', 'General MacMahon', 'Karl Rosenfield', 'Louise Van Houtte', 'Mons Martin Cahuzac', 'MT. ST. Helens',  'Red Comet', Red Magic (Hei Hai Bo Tao) , 'Torch Song'.

Semi-Double: 'Theatrical'.

Japanese: 'Barrington Belle', 'Charles Burgess', 'Comanche', 'Hari-ai-nin', 'Muskogee', 'Nippon Beauty', 'Sweet Shelly', 'Sword Dance', 'Terry Grudem', 'West Elkton', 'White Cap'.

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


Cactus/Dahlia: 'Bric A Brac', 'Cherry Twist', 'Circus Circus', Peppermint Stick, '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,John Brand’s Mixture, Scott Parker’s Mixture of Herbaceous Peonies.


'Bernice Carr', 'Color Magnet', 'Concordia Droysen', 'Coral Scout',  'Dawn Glow', 'Early Glow' 'Elizabeth Sweeting', 'Fairfield', 'Folk Art', Han’s Hybrid Mixture- of all colors, Han’s Hybrid Mixture- of Light Yellow Colors, Han’s Hybrid Mixture- of Yellowish, Pink, & Salmon Colors, John Simkin’s Hybrid Seedling Mixture, Nate Bremer’s Herbaceous Hybrid Mixture, 'Just Peachy', 'Nosegay', 'Old Soldier', 'Pink Vanguard', 'Pink Pom Pom', 'Roy Pehrson’s Best Yellow',  Scott’s Hybrid Mixture #1- of yellows and apricot colors, Scott’s Hybrid Mixture #2- of pastel colors, 'Seraphim', 'Serenade', 'Show Girl', 'Silver Dawn Mixture'.


p. anomala, p. caucasica, p. clusii, p. delavayi(Mixed colors), p. ludlowii, p., p. mollis, p. mlokosewitschii, p. officinalis, p. officinalis subsp. huthii (#1)- wild collected from Mercantour- France, p. officinalis subsp. huthii (#2), p. officinalis, p. ostii (#1), p. ostii (#2), p. ostii (#3),  p. peregrina (#1), p. peregrina (#2), p. peregrina (#3), p. veitchii (#1), p. veitchii (#2), p. veitchii (#3), Advanced Generation Progeny of Variety-  p. tenuifolia 'Plena' X tenuifolia 'Rosa'.

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).


Black Garnet, 'Hana Kisoi', 'Kokiriu Nishiki', 'Sahohime', 'Seidai', 'Shima-Nishiki', 'Shira-giku' (Shira-ziku)- (White Chrysanthemum), Yae Zakura.

TREE PEONY — P. rockii / Gansu Mudan

Captain Kate, Gregory’s Mixture- Chinese Flare Mudan/Rockii & p. suffruticosa, Yu Lu Lian Dan- (Daoist Pills in a Jade Stove), Zi Die Ying Fen- (Purple Butterfly in the Wind)


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.

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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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