Countryside Gardens, Inc. - Peony Farm

Minnesota Peony Grower and Hybridizer

True Red Peonies for Your Garden

Laverne Dunsmore
Red Charm Peony

Red Charm Peony

Many peony varieties are listed as red when, in reality, they are magenta in color. True red is found only in hybrid varieties that contain parentage primarily from the species Paeonia officinalis, Paeonia anomala and a few others. The common‘magenta-colored’ garden peony varieties are of the Paeonia lactiflora species. Our favorite true red peonies that we grow are Red Charm, Red Grace, The Mackinac Grand, Old Faithful and Diana Parks.