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TUBER ORDERS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 TUBER SEASON. TUBERS WILL BE HARVESTED IN APRIL AND DELIVERED IN MAY/JUNE.

Orders can be made with your credit card via our secure PayPal account – click the add to cart buttons and a shopping cart will open in a new tab. You can also email your order directly to us at: putiputirau@gmail.com

Each year we harvest our peony tubers in Autumn. Tubers are split into divisions of  3 – 5 eyes/buds and are sent bare rooted. They are individually labelled, packed in damp sawdust for good keeping and will be available from May.

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PEONY VARIETIES AVAILABLE AT  PUTIPUTI RAU

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ALISON ALBISTON

Pink – White Double Anemone

John Lawrence 2000’s

This is another exclusive variety from Putiputi Rau. A really elegant mid-sized bloom with Pink guard petals surrounding a thick cluster of white. Hold well on the plant and in a vase and fade to pure white over time

80cm – Mid season – $25.00





ALLAN O

Pink Double

Unknown Breeder

A tall strong and beautiful variety, with fluffy rings of white and light pink petals that hold their colour. Light fragrance and one of the finest varieties in our collection

90cm – Mid to Late Season – $30.00





ANGEL’S CHEEKS

Pink and White Bomb

Carl G Klehm 1970

Stunning blooms that have to be seen to be believed. Big bombs with layers of white and pink separated by pale yellow. Strong stems and light sweet fragrance, great for the vase.

75cm – Mid Season – $30.00





ANN COUSINS

White Double

Ann Cousins 1946

Stunning sought after white double, with a rose form and beautiful scent. Big buds open into beautiful full double blooms. Great for the vase and as a centrepiece of your garden in the late season.

80cm – Late Season – $30.00




AUGUSTE DESSERT

Pink Double

Auguste Dessert, 1913

Heirloom French variety. Beautiful lightly scented deep pink blooms streaked with silver tones on petal edges. Cute multi-coloured marshmallow buds on smaller plants – great to be enjoyed at the front of the garden.

70cm – Later Season – $25.00




BRIDAL ICING

White Double Bomb

Carl G Klehm 1959

Perfectly formed pure white bomb slightly fragrant, outstanding foliage of medium height, great cut-flower.

80cm – Late Season – $30.00




CHARLIE’S WHITE

White Bomb-type Double

Klehm 1951

These wonderful fluffy white blooms are tinged with fine yellow, have a great scent and hold well in the vase. Strong plants have bright green foliage and a reliable early white.

85cm – Early to Mid-Season – $25.00




CHEDDAR SUPREME

White Anemone Type

Roy G Klehm 1986

Large Japanese style bloom with pure white guard petals and golden centre. Sometimes has a central tuft of white petals. Strong plants and strong stems for good cut flowers.

85cm – Mid to Late Season – $25.00




CORAL CHARM

Coral Semi-double

Samuel Wissing 1964

The original coral – large perfect round buds open to beautiful deep coral blooms that can last two weeks in the vase, slowly opening further and fading to white before they finish. Early reliable variety that seems to be around for most of the season.

85cm – Early Season – $25.00




ELSA SASS

White Double

Hans P Sass 1930

Perfectly shaped pure white double, blooming late in the season, often holding off until late December – just in time for a festive table.

75cm – Late Season – $25.00




FELIX SUPREME

Pink Double

Nicholas Kriek 1955

Large, full double, rich ruby red blooms make this great in the garden or as a cut flower. Open up from beautiful multi-coloured marshmallow like buds.

80cm – Mid-Season – $25.00




KANSAS

Pink Double

Bigger 1950

Tall vivid pink-red blooms on strong stems. Great for cutting and reliable mid-season variety that is well recognised for both its blooms and its resistance to disease.

90cm – Mid Season – $25.00




KARL ROSENFIELD

Pink Double

Karl Rosenfield 1908

Heirloom variety cherished around the world for its vivid hot pink blooms interspersed with beautiful flecks of golden stamens. A favourite during flowering with plenty of large blooms on show.

80cm – Mid to Late Season – $25.00




LAWRENCE’S RED

Pink Double

John Lawrence 2000s

More pink than red, but beautiful productive plants with consistent medium sized double blooms arising from variable small buds. Only available from Putiputi Rau.

80cm – Mid-Season – $25.00




MAESTRO

Red Double

Edward Auten 1957

A true red – deep dark blooms fade to bright red, with golden stamens dotted amongst the petals. Tall stems with big blooms, these are the best of the later reds.

85cm – Mid to Late Season – $30.00




THE MIGHTY MO

Red Double

Wild 1950

Large plants produce lots of blooms from long lasting deep red buds that open to red flowers, fading to a bright pink. Yellow stamens scattered throughout between petals. Great as a cut flower or in garden show due to the longevity of flowers.

90cm – Mid to Late Season – $25.00




MISS AMERICA

White Semi-double

James Mann and Julius van Steen 1936

Beautifully scented large white blooms, often opening with a blush tone. Open slowly from small tulip shaped buds to eventually have a central rosette of golden stamens showing. Perfect for the vase.

80cm – Early Season – $25.00




MISTER ED

Pink Bomb type

Klehm 1980

Large reliable shaped bombs, with variable colouring – light to mid-pink with white petals throughout, sometimes two-toned and with a great scent, these are sure to impress!

80cm – Mid to Late Season – $30.00




MONSIEUR JULES ELIE

Pink Double

Felix Crousse 1888

Large, bright pink almost bomb-type double blooms with a great scent. Great show in the later season and one. Heirloom French variety loved by gardeners all over the world, this beauty is the true elder of our peony family.

80cm – Mid to Late Season – $30.00




MOON RIVER

Pink Double

Klehm 1980s

Strong plants with tall strong stems that hold large buds opening to stunning blooms. Blush pink with subtle changes of tone and a sweet fragrance make these a great cut flower that you won’t stop looking at!

90cm – Mid Season – $30.00




MRS FD ROOSEVELT

Pink Double

Franklin 1932

A real beauty with soft pink scalloped petals and an amazing fragrance. Mid-sized plants produce good numbers of perfect blooms that you will be eagerly awaiting each year

80cm – Mid-Season – $30.00


NICK SHAYLOR

Pink Double

Francis Allison 1931

Mid-sized plants producing beautiful blush and white toned double blooms that open to reveal flecks of yellow stamens. Great addition to a collection to keep the blooms coming later in the season.

75cm – Late Season – $25




OTTAWA

Pink Double

Breeder unknown

Ottawa produces multitudes of cerise pink blooms that fade to a mid-pink tone streaked with lighter pink. Very reliable flowering adding great tones to your peony garden with deep red foliage.

80cm – Mid to Late Season – $20.00




PILLOW TALK

Pink Double

Roy Klehm 1973

A gold medal winning variety (1994 APS) that is often regarded as the best of all of famous breeder Roy Klehm’s achievements. A stunning big pink fluffy bloom is wonderful in the vase and with no fragrance is suitable for everyone

85cm – Late Season – $30.00




PINK HAWAIIAN CORAL

Coral Pink Semi-double

Roy G Klehm 1981

Beautiful smaller plant with cute egg shaped buds opening to vivid coral pink perfectly shaped blooms – great show for the front of the garden. Good chance of flowering in first season from transplant – one of the first to emerge and bloom each year.

60cm – Early Season – $30.00




PINK PARFAIT

Pink Double

Charles Klehm 1975

A large, perfectly shaped pink peony. Strong stems hold fat buds that open up to breath-taking blooms that hold strong on the plant or in the vase. Sweetly scented with silver–edged petals.

90cm – Late Season – $25.00




POHŪ PŪWHERO

Pink Double Anemone

Putiputi Rau 2013

An exclusive variety selected and on-grown from a seedling produced here. Cute vivid pink japanese style blooms with a ring of large guard petals surrounding a thick tuft of long soft inner petals. Not fragrant. Again we offer a limited stock for sale as we build the crop

80cm – Mid to Late Season – $30.00


PUTIPUTI MĀWHERO

Pink Double

Putiputi Rau 2013

Another exclusive variety selected and on-grown from a seedling produced here. Beautiful full flowers that are similar but more prolific than Moon River. A surprise in our plantation that we are propagating this season and will have a limited stock available for distribution

85cm – Mid Season – $30.00


SARAH BERNHARDT

Pink Double

Emile Lemoine 1906

Another classic heirloom – one of our favourites. Huge, rose-fragranced, light pink blooms form from equally impressive buds, ensuring an impressive display in the later season. Large robust plants.

90cm – Late Season – $20.00




SHIRLEY TEMPLE

White Double

Louis Smirnow 1947

Shirley is a stunner. Big marshmallow buds open to large double white blooms, often with a blush pink flush during opening. Reliable plant with a long flowering season.

90cm – Mid season – $20.00




SINGLES

Various Colours

John Lawrence 2000’s

Seedling varieties grown on here at Putiputi Rau. Single flowers, lightly scented, available in White, Light Yellow, Blush Pink, Coral Pink and Deep Cerise Pink. Very early flowers, free seeding and a great show in the garden.

60-90cm – Early to Mid-Season – $20.00


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