ALASKA GROWN PEONIES

There's Nothing Like It!



~PEONY BARE ROOTS FOR SALE ~

~ CHOICE OF 3 VARIETIES ~

~ ORDER TODAY ~

~ FOR HOME GARDENS ~

~THINK SPRING PLANTING! ~

Bare Root Peonies

Order  roots today for Spring 2019! Quantities limited. 

These are bare roots with 3 to 5 eyes (grow points), ready for spring planting.

 Roots will be available for local pick up in early May, 2019.  

 

Pick up at our farm, located one mile from Wasilla Walmart,

at 2171 S Yukon Circle

or at

Cobb Street Market

625 S Cobb Street, Suite 100

in Downtown Palmer, Alaska.

An Anchorage drop can also be arranged. 

(No shipping available on peony roots.)

 

 

 

THREE VARIETIES TO CHOSE FROM:

 

See variety photos above and descriptions below.

 

PECHER  - $20 EACH OR THREE FOR $50.  Pecher are one of our favorites! A blush peony with nice plant habit and extremely pleasant fragrance which is used in the French perfume industry.  The Pecher blooms are amazingly beautiful, full doubles, rose type, opening blush or light pink and eventually fading to white, sometimes with flashes of hot pink on the tips of the inner petals. Pecher plants have relatively broad leafs and grow to about 28 to 30 inches tall.  Delicious fragrance and the stunning transformation from blush to white as the flower ages make this variety an exceptional choice for the show garden. Drive by our farm around July 10th to see a field of Alaskan-hardy Pecher in bloom! Mid Season Bloomer. There's Nothing Like It!

 

CORAL CHARM - $25 EACH OR THREE FOR $60.  Semi-double deep coral buds open to a rich coral-peach then age to gorgeous softer shades with a beautiful form. Good grower and winner of APS Medal. Tall. Early Bloomer. 

 

BORDER CHARM - $35 EACH OR THREE FOR $90.   A unique, semi-single bloom with stunning yellow petals, paler at the edges, with large red flares. Medium sized flowers on a plant that reaches 20 to 24 inches tall.  The Border Charm forms a wide, low bush and is a vigorous and floriferous grower with dark green leaves.   Mid to Late Mid Season Bloomer. 

 

 

In the drop down box below, choose variety and quantity.  ALSO, notice the special pricing when ordered in groups of three. Please indicate your preference of pickup location, Farm, Cobb, or Anchorage. Contact us if you have any questions.  THANK YOU!

 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

AT CHECK OUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO PAY THROUGH PAYPAL

(You do not need a PayPal account to use this option.)

OR SELECT "LOCAL PICK UP" AND MAIL A CHECK TO

WASILLA LIGHTS FARM

2171 S YUKON CIRCLE

WASILLA, AK 99654

THANK YOU!

 

 

CARE:

Plant in early spring or fall, 30 to 36 inches apart, with eyes 3 inches below the surface,

in fertile and well-drained soil, and in a sunny location.

Add a little compost and fish bone meal at planting.

Keep evenly moist throughout the first summer but do not overwater.

Roots do not like to sit in soggy soil!

Remove spent flowers before the petals drop.

Cut foliage to the ground and remove from the garden in the fall after frost. 

A covering of leaves or straw during the winter will help protect your peonies.

Peonies do not need divided, prefer not to be transplanted,

and can live undisturbed for 20 plus years.

 

3-5 Eye Bare Root Peony

$20.00

  • Available

COMPOST

Our natural farm compost will be available summer 2019.  

Fill your own 5-gallon bucket for $8.

Feed your soil, feed your plants, grow amazing stuff.

Contact us to make pick up arrangements. 


PEONIES! 

ALASKA'S NEWEST "GOLD RUSH."

Peonies and Chinese For-Get-Me-Nots from our field.
Peonies and Chinese For-Get-Me-Nots from our field.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Horticulture Professor Patricia Holloway is credited for finding the "gold" of Alaska's newest "gold rush"...Peonies! The story I've been told is a British tourist came bursting in her office one day exclaiming, "I want 100,000 of those a week!"  There was a bit of confusion before it became evident he was speaking of the peonies he saw growing in Alaska during the "off season." Alaska is the only place in the world where peonies bloom in July, August, and into September. The unique summer weather in Alaska produces peonies that  are bigger, with colors that are more vibrant, than anywhere else. In 2000 Pat Holloway began growing peonies in the Georgeson Botanical Garden at the University of Alaska Fairbanks,  and began researching the feasability of producing peonies in Alaska for the specialty cut flower market. Subsequently, Pat put the bug in some Alaskan farmer's ears, and peonies were planted in quantities in the early 2000's. Commercial production began in 2004. The peony industry has continued to bloom in Alaska.



OUR PEONIES

Peonies, Summer 2018
Peonies, Summer 2018

     My introduction to Peonies came 30 years ago. I had recently moved from the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage to accept a position in a downtown medical clinic. One day, someone came in from the garden along the south side of the building with the most beautiful and biggest "rose" I'd ever laid eyes on. I was very impressed!  This turned out to be the first peony I'd ever seen. Subsequently, 19 years ago, I planted peonies in my home garden. They do beautifully every year on the south side of our house. In the summer of 2014, around the dinner table, I brought up the subject of the peony industry in Alaska. Our teenage son thought is was a must-do idea and never let go of the thought. It didn't take too much convincing from him to start making plans for our own peony farm. Who knew I'd eventually be growing a field of these beauties?!

     After a year of field prep, we planted 566 peony roots in the fall of 2015.  We expect to be in production in 3 years, as it takes that long for the plants to mature.  Each plant has the potential of producing up to 20 stems a year. For the health of the peony plant, we will always leave some buds on the plant unharvested.  We planted five varieties of peonies, Pecher, Sarah Bernhardt, Duchesse de Nemours, Coral Sunset, and Boule de Neige. Pictures of the peony varieties we've planted are below. We use natural farming methods, and are pleased to offer peonies which are naturally raised and free of chemicals. September 2018 Update: We planted two additional varieties which will be available for sale in summer 2020. They are Henry Sass (white) and Paul M Wild (red). We are looking forward to getting a first glimpse of these beauties next summer. We will let one bud bloom on each young plant to check it out!  Variety pictures will be posted soon. 

Pecher
Pecher




White Duchesse Peony
White Duchesse Peony

2019 PEONY STEM PRICES WILL BE LISTED HERE SOON.

 

SOLD OUT FOR 2018.

CONTACT US TO PREORDER

FOR THE 2019 SEASON.

 

PURCHASING ALASKA GROWN PEONIES

 

NOTE: All Peonies from our farm are chemical free. Yeah! Safe for decorating wedding cakes and other food displays. 

 

 Please Note:

 ~~PRICES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR 2018!!~~ 

PRICES FOR 2019 WILL BE LISTED BY MARCH 2019!

 

LOCAL CUSTOMERS:

We will be selling peony blooms from our farm starting in July 2019.

Large sizes $5 per stem.

 Petite sizes $2 per stem.

Our farm is located one mile from Wasilla Walmart.

                                  

2018 HARVEST SPECIALS DIRECT FROM OUR FARM

~TO ORDER PLEASE SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE~

 

DIY BRIDAL BOX OPTIONS

DIY Bridal Box of 30 stems Shipped Nationwide Overnight Special $155

Farm Pick up Bridal Box special $135

Bridal Box Delivered to Anchorage $145

 

BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME OR OFFICE 

12 Premium Large Alaskan Peonies Special $54

(Farm Pickup)

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ANOTHER PURCHASING OPTION

We sell many of our stems through the Alaska Peony Cooperative. If you are looking for varieties or quantities that we do not have then check out the Cooperative! Many fine Alaskan farms supply the Coop with a large variety of peony stems.   Here is a link to their website: http://www.alaskapeonycooperative.com.  We are excited to be part of this cooperative and for the opportunity to work together with other Alaskan farmers to bring to you orders of gorgeous peony blooms shipped to the US or Canada!  Thank you!

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We hope you enjoy your Alaskan Grown peonies!   

There's Nothing Like It!


One Dozen Premium Pink Alaskan Peonies - includes Fed Ex Overnight delivery to Lower 48 Addresses. Order by August 8, 2018. Also see drop down with option of 7 peonies for $48.

One Dozen Premium Pink Alaskan Peonies. Includes FedEx Overnight deliver to Lower 48 Addresses.  

$75.00

  • Sold Out

DIY Bridal Box - Select farm pick up or nationwide shipping..

This do-it-youself bridal box includes 30 large Alaskan Peony buds on 18 inch stems or longer, shipped to your door overnight. Available for shipment July 5  through August 5. Price includes shipping. Farm Pick Up Special is $135.00. Anchorage Delivery Special $145.  Choose options in dropdown box. Bunches of 5 medium/small peonies can be added to your box for $10 per bunch, limited availability.   Order bunches separately in addition to your box order.  They will be included in your box. Thanks!

DIY Bridal Box of 30 Large Peony Buds

$155.00

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