John E. Simkins / Norman and Hazel Cook, Blossom Hill Nursery, 2016
APS Award of Merit 2016
CPS Peony of the Year 2023
This is a truly one of a kind Japanese form peony with very large 9 inch soft yellow petals and yellow staminodes. It blooms early and has excellent strong plant habit remaining green and healthy even in drought conditions late into autumn after most other varieties have gone dormant. John’s Dream is fertile both ways and has produced seedlings showing doubling. These roots are very limited.
For a more detailed description check its registration information on the American Peony Society webpage at