APS Seed Distribution Program

Scott Parker, APS Director and SDP Chairperson


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 over the past several years. 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 12 APS members. Our members donated seeds that came from more than 200 different varieties or species of peonies. In addition, they donated a number of nice peony mixes which are all, 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, Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery, for allowing me to collect seeds for the SDP from their fields. Jan DeRousse donated a wide variety of seeds, including a nice selection of herbaceous peony seeds and some choice tree peony seeds, as well. Hans Hansen has donated a nice selection of hybrid seeds from several varieties which are not readily available. I’m sure that they 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, 2014. And, seeds will be offered for sale at the 2014 APS Convention in Mansfield, Ohio.

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, 2014 and you must be a member to participate. Send your order today!

— 2014 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 will be added to each order to cover the cost of postage and packaging.

— Available Seeds for 2014 —


Double: 'Lady Alexandra Duff', 'Solange'.

Semi-Double: 'Sandra Marie'.

Single: 'Polly Sharp'.



Double: 'Ann Cousins', 'Charlie’s White', 'Festiva Maxima', 'Gardenia', 'Golden Dawn', Immaculee, 'Mary E. Nicholls', 'Mrs. Frank Beach'.

Japanese: 'Bride's Dream', 'Carrara', 'Cheddar Gold', 'Cheddar Pom Pom', 'Evelyn Tibbitts', 'Gold Rush', 'Glowing Candles', 'Honey Gold', 'Honey N’ Cream', 'Moon of Nippon', 'Prairie Star', 'Primevère'.

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

Single: 'A La Mode', 'Blanco Royale', 'Fluffy', '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: 'Cincinnati', 'Gene Wild', 'Lake O’ Silver', Lavender Lady, Margaret Truman, 'Mary Eddy Jones', 'Peppermint', 'Pink Cameo', 'Pink Charmer', 'Raspberry Sundae', 'Roberta', Sorbet, 'Sweet Rewards'.

Japanese: 'Aurora Sunrise', 'Bo Peep', 'Bowl of Beauty', 'Cheese Country', 'Cora Stubbs', 'Dai-Jo-Kuhan', ‘Do Tell’, 'Easy Lavender', Evening World, 'Fancy Nancy', 'Gay Paree', 'Heidi', 'Henri Potin', 'Jubilee Pink', 'Le Charme', 'Madam Butterfly', 'Okinawa', 'Pastel Sunrise', 'Peach Strudel', 'Tom Eckhardt', 'Touch of Class', 'Velma Atkinson', 'Westerner'.

Semi-Double: 'Liebchen', 'Martha', 'Nice Gal', 'Pink Kisses', 'Pink Luau', 'Pink Platters', 'Pink Swan', 'Pink Venus', 'Viking Chief'.

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


Double: 'Border Gem', 'Bunker Hill', 'Cherry Hill', 'Karl Rosenfield', 'Louise Van Houtte', 'Mt. St. Helens', 'Red Comet', Red Magic (Hei Hai Bo Tao) , 'Shawnee Chief'.

Japanese: 'Carefree', 'Charles Burgess', 'Charm', 'Hari-ai-nin', 'Jappensha-Ikhu', 'Lucky', 'Mikado', 'Mr. B.H. Farr', 'Muskogee', 'Nippon Beauty', 'West Elkton'.

Single: 'Jack Frost', 'Kankakee', 'Mr. Thim', 'President Lincoln', 'Rumba', 'Topeka Garnet', 'Wally'.


Cactus/Dahlia: 'Cherry Twist', 'Crazy Daisy', Peppermint Stick, 'Vanilla Twist'.

Semi-Double: 'Circus-Circus'.

Single: 'Shaggy Dog'.


Genese Marie (unregistered seedling), Jack Nordick’s Lactiflora Mixture, Jan DeRousse’s Everything Mixture, Jan DeRousse’s Mixture of Named Peony Varieties, Jan DeRousse’s Seedling Mixture, John Brand’s Mixture, Scott Parker’s Herbaceous Peony Mixture.



'Color Magnet', 'Early Glow', 'Fairfield', 'Golden Frolic', Han’s Hybrid Mixtureof Tetraploids, 'Ivory Treasure', 'Jane Clifford', 'Lemon Chiffon', (Lemon Chiffon x Golden Wings) seedlings seeds, 'Liboria Maass', 'Orange Glory', 'Pink Vanguard', 'Roy Pehrson’s Best Yellow', Silver Dawn Mixture, Soft Lemon Kisses.


p. delavayi, p. ludlowii, p. mlokosewitschii, p. officinalis ex. Mt. Baldo, p. officinalis huthii (from France), p. ostii (#1), p. ostii (#2), p. peregrina (#1), p. peregrina (#2), p. peregrina (#3), p. veitchii (#1), p. veitchii (#2), p. veitchii (#3),p. tenuifolia 'Plena' X tenuifolia 'Rosa' (F2, F3 & backcrosses).

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).


'Cherry Blossoms, 'Chōjuraku', Jushi, 'Kamata-Nishiki' ('Kamada-Nishiki'), 'Kōkamon', 'Kokiriu Nishiki', 'Meikow' (Meikoho), 'Ofuji-Nishiki', 'Sahohime', 'Shima-Nishiki', Shinshubeni, 'Shira-giku' (Shira-ziku)- (White Chrysanthemum).

Black Garnet, Light Pink flowered tree peony, Pink flowered tree peony (#1), Pink flowered tree peony (#2), Pink flowered tree peony with Red foliage.

TREE PEONY — P. rockii / Gansu Mudan

Bai He Wo Xue- (White Crane Standing in the Snow), Chai Tou Feng- (Phoenix Hairpin), p. rockii from Cricket Hill, p. rockii from Swarthmore Collection, Yu Lu Lian Dan- (Daoist Pills in a Jade Stove), Zi Die Ying Fen- (Purple Butterfly in the Wind)

— INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING SEEDS — All seed orders must be sent to Scott Parker.

You must be an American Peony Society member to order.

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

All items will be sold on a first come basis.

Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your order. Include your name, mailing address and telephone number.

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!



Go to www.paypal.com. Click on the Send Money tab and then select Send Money Online. Fill out the following information in the Send Money box.

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Amount: enter dollar total indicated on your confirmation. USD – US Dollars.

For: select I’m sending money for goods and services.

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On the next screen:

Choose shipping address:

Then select okay.

Subject: enter SDP

Send Money.


To pay via credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover):

Call:Claudia Schroer 816.459.9386

The APS office is closed holidays nights and weekends. Voice messages are answered as soon as possible.

To pay via check or money order:

Make checks payable to American Peony Society


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