Last fall, I placed an order for a few peonies at Adelman Peony Gardens in Oregon. They all bloomed this spring. Having seen a lot of flopping peonies in the neighborhood, I opted for Japanese and double types with strong stems, my main criteria in choosing peonies for my garden. Here is a link for the different types of peony flowers.
The following four peonies are what I ordered.
Leslie Peck,deep pink with pink and peach petaloids.
Madame Butterfly, Adelman's catalog describe this as glistening magenta color.
Pink Pompom, a double pink peony with pom pom-like petals in the center. This peony is said to have a great vigor. It is still remain to be seen in my garden.
Buckeye Belle, an early bloomer, semi-double dark red peony.
Duchesse de Nemours, a double white with great fragrance.
Kansas, a double type with watermelon red flower. It is hard to capture its true color.
Kansas and Duchesse de Nemours planted together in the mailbox garden.
Both of these peonies were acquired on clearance last fall.