ALASKA GROWN PEONIES

There's Nothing Like It!


A blush peony
A blush peony

 

~SOLD OUT FOR 2018~

 

FRESH CUT AND NATURALLY GROWN

ALASKA PEONIES AVAILABLE

THROUGH , July 29, 2018!

SCROLL DOWN FOR PURCHASE OPTIONS.

ENJOY!!!

 

 

 



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. 

Our Peony Field on January 29, 2017 with a beautiful blanket of snow.
Our Peony Field on January 29, 2017 with a beautiful blanket of snow.




White Duchesse Peony
White Duchesse Peony

PURCHASING ALASKA GROWN PEONIES

 

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

 

Fresh Cut Alaska Grown peonies are currently available!!

We have gorgeous pinks and limited whites available. 

 

LOCAL CUSTOMERS:

We will be selling peony blooms from our farm starting in July. Large sizes $4 per stem.

                                                        Petite sizes $2 per stem. SOLD OUT OF PETITE SIZES.

 

                                               Our farm is located one mile from Wasilla Walmart.

                                  

2018 HARVEST SPECIALS DIRECT FROM OUR FARM

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DIY BRIDAL BOX OPTIONS

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

Farm Pick up Bridal Box special $120

Bridal Box Delivered to Anchorage $135

 

BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME OR OFFICE 

12 Premium Alaskan Peonies Special $75

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WHOLESALE AND LARGER ORDERS:

For large orders and wholesale orders, please contact Alaska Peony Cooperative through which we will be selling many of our blooms this year.  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 large 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

Local Peony Special - 7 gorgeous Pink Peonies ~ FARM PICK UP ~ Available Through July 28, 2018

7 peonies

$20.00

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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 15  through July 30. Price includes shipping. Farm Pick Up Special is $120.00. Anchorage Delivery Special $135.  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!

$155.00

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