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Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature: Adelman Peony Gardens


Since we’re right in the middle of spring, AKA peony season, who better to feature as our May Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower than Adelman Peony GardensLocated in the Willamette Valley near Salem, OR, Adelman Peony Gardens grows over 500 varieties of peonies, and opens their farm to the public so they can share the beauty of their peony gardens with everyone. So let’s learn a bit more about the family, the farm, and their gorgeous flowers!






The Adelman’s began growing peonies almost thirty years ago, at first just to sell the plants.  However, when they saw all of the beautiful flowers, they decided they should try to sell the flowers themselves! They have grown from only a few hundred plants to over thirty acres of peonies, specializing in unique and high end cut flowers that are not available from most growers.


Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens


There are three generations currently working together on the farm: Jim and Carol are the founders and are still very involved, Steve is the farm manager and takes care of all the daily operations, and Steve’s daughter Kady has been managing their retail sales for the past six years.


Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens


Fun fact: Carol has been a peony lover since she was young!


Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens


Some behind-the-scenes of the farm…


Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Grower Feature Adelman Peony Gardens







Coral Charm


Mid-May | Large cup shaped flowers of exotic deep coral | fades softly


Adelman Peony Gardens Coral Charm

Adelman Peony Gardens Coral Charm

Adelman Peony Gardens Coral Charm

Adelman Peony Gardens Coral Charm



Garden Treasure


Late-May | Rare yellow peonies with a soft scent


Adelman Peony Gardens Garden Treasure


Lemon Chiffon


Mid-May | Large semi-double lemon yellow flowers | Very rare cut flower


Adelman Peony Gardens Lemon Chiffon



Mister Ed


White to blush full bomb type flower with light fragrance


Adelman Peony Gardens Mister Ed




Walla Walla


Very fragrant double white | One of Adelman’s own peony introductions


Adelman Peony Gardens Walla Walla



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Flower 411: Local Peonies Starting!!





  • Japanese product— pretty much finished after this weekend. A few sweet peas and ranunculus will trickle in but do not count on them, mainly solid colors on sweet peas. The bicolors are finished.
  • Roses– please keep your eye on your landed prices. Production is down and prices are up.


Finished/ Not Available


Acacia – Blooming all varieties

Agonis – off crop until end of April / early May







Eremurus White

Festival Bush / Xmas Bush


Flannel Flower

Freesia Super

Genestra – local and import finished


Honey Suckle – (will start back up in April)


Laurel Varg.



Mock orange – not until summer



Pieris Flowering – finished again



Poppies Italian

Privett Black

Protea Blushing Bride- wont start back up until May

Protea Pink Mink

Protea King white – finished until May


Saracena (cobra lily)

Sedum all shades

Snow on the mountain

Southern Smilax – off crop until end of May

Stephanotis – off crop

Sweet Pea Japanese – finished

Thryptomene/ Calycina

Vinurmun Tinus





Agonis – extremely limited and $$$$$

Amaranthus upright bronze – extremely limited

Anemone white w/green center- only 1 grower and he is limited so if you have large amounts go Dutch

Artichokes – Burgundy

Aster Matsumoto- lavender or white

Banksia -limited

Camelia- Oregon is off crop

China mums

Dahlia Café Au Lait – very limited

Delph Bella/waltz White – extremely limited

Delph Belladonna or Waltz light or dark blue – staring to come back but still limited

Delph Hybrid White and pink- extremely limited

Euc parvifolia

Fern Shoots – limited and price increase


Hypericum – coco avanti and coco casino are gapping for 2 more weeks. Sunkist –has been having production issues

Ivy tree variegated

Lisianthus Local – peach/blush same color and limited

Lisianthus Brown- local only, very very limited



Pampas Grass – extremely limited

Protea white 

Scabiosa – very limited locally Import has white, pink lavender, black, Bi Colors

Trachelium- limited locally- available import

Yarrow Yellow – import only

Warratah protea red – import


Plentiful/ Flushing



Boronia hot pink


Plentiful/ Flushing-continued

Dianthus Gypsy

Dianthus green


Gypsy Dianthus

Iris telstar


Ornithogalum Dubium

Protea pincushion

Protea pink ice

Queen annes lace – white or choco





Tulip French


Viburnum Local


Just Starting


Acacia foliage – purple fern leaf

Aquilegia – white, pink, burg

Bleeding heart- red, white, pink

Delphinium Light Pink – short-limited

Dogwood flowering – limited

Clematis- Local-white limited

Grevillia flowering

Easter Lily cut- import only

Peony USA

Plum Foliage-still has tender growth- no credits

Spirea local

Tweedia local




Agapanthus- import only

Allium- Import only

Amaranthus upright or hanging red or green

Artichokes- Green

Astilbe import $$$


Birds- available locally

Bouvardia – local available, no light pink only hot pink, white, red. If you need light pink go to imports


Campanula – import only

Coxcomb – Import only

Dahlias –  winter production- basic colors- limited


Eremurus- yellow and orange- import

Forget me knots




Guem Mango

Helleborus-import and local

Hyacinth local

Hydrangea Nice Colors-Import

Kangaroo paw- local and import

Lavender – English- has gotten to the point in the season where it has natural browning mixed in with the open flower. Order at your own risk. NO CREDITS

Lilac- local lav/purple (nice stuff now)

Lilac white or blush- import only

Lisianthus local- white, purple- other colors limited

Lilac white or blush –import $$$$

Lysmachia- import

Nerine- import

Passion vine- vine only

Peony Finally USA has started, hip hip hooray!!!. As usual corals are first in, there are some hot pinks, and whites should start in about a week. Quality should be outstanding this year after all the rain and cooler weather he have had. Peony for Mother’s Day will be available – ask you sales rep.

Pepperberry Hanging

Poppies Local

Ranunculus – Import will continue for a few more weeks (doubtful that they will stretch to Mother’s Day) Some local growers have already finished

Ranunculus butterfly- single bloom- Japanese varieties but from local or import – (not Japan)

Riceflower pink – local

Scabiosa Pods – go Import

Snowberries – import

Statice – tissue limited, sinuata available

Sweet pea – Imports and local but not Japanese

Veronica- import

Vinburnum berries blue- import only short 5st


Some More Updates…


Little update on product from Oregon…

We continue to get rain almost daily but at least our temperatures have increased, its getting warmer, days are longer. The swallows have returned, frogs started croaking and even a few turkey buzzards have been spotted, all signs that spring is in effect.

Locally, around town, we’re seeing daffodils, crocus, muscari, spanish bluebells and tulips, the first flowers to really bloom in this climate. Iris have not started to bloom, they are just breaking ground.  Spirea is starting, magnolia blooms are finishing. Dogwood and lilac are right around the corner. Blackberries are starting to leaf out and grow foliage. Blueberries are in their bloom stage, leafless and covered in little pieris-like blooms. We are a long ways away from seeing actual fruit. I expect to see bleeding hearts very soon.

Many of the trees are finishing their early bloom, like forsythia, quince and cherry, while deciduous trees are starting to show some leaves. Magnolia are done. Pieris is done.  We are a good 3 weeks behind schedule from where we were this time last year.

We can expect most commercially grown cuts to be 3-4 weeks behind schedule this year.

On the farm level, the rain slows everything down as farmers cannot till their soil yet, many fields are still flooded. Farmers are anxious to plant dahlia tubers soon. Mid April is normal time to start some seedlings. Mid may is when summer flowers get for Oregon we’re months away from seeing anything in annual types of flowers.

We can rely on California for these types of flowers. For sure, we will not have peonies early, like last year, they will come after the Mother’s Day holiday.

We’ll keep looking and hunting for fun blooming stuff, but for sure ‘we’re not there yet’, so stay buckled up on this car ride and things should get better.

This week I’ll be sending local hellebore (gorgeous!!), local daffodils, a few flowering currant(Ribes), some blooming ‘honey berry’ which is a honeysuckle cousin, some dark pink tulip magnolia. Next week I can expect more hellebores and daffodils. I also have double red thornless flowering quince lined up.

On dogwood…enjoy the cut stage we have in inventory. These small buds will change quickly into cool looking green flowers. They are pretty awesome in this stage and much more practical than open cut dogwood…open cut is very difficult to handle..even though it is gorgeous when blooming, for sure. Don’t underestimate the beauty of the dogwood buds..test some out..see what they do.

Peony Season Has Started Again



Did you know that you can get wholesale peonies right now?  Yep, that is right and below you can see some pictures straight from the farm to see all the beautiful colors that are available at Mayesh!  This particular grower will be able to provide us with the blousy blooms through the end of January and depending on the weather perhaps for the first week of February.


Big Ben Peony:



Duchess de Nemours Peony



Festiva Maxima Peony



Florence Nic Peony:



Gardenia Peony



Henri Bockstoce Peony:



Mary Nicholls Peony



Paul Wild Peony



Sarah Bernhardt Peony:


Are Peonies Available in September?


We just received this question on Facebook: “I have a September bride who would love to have white peonies! Is this possible?”  I wanted to make sure that this particular subject made it onto our blog so that the answer is easier to find.  As you know Mother Nature plays a big factor in what is available when, so I checked with our purchasing department and here is the current status on peonies:


We will start with peonies next around the second week of Oct  from Chile and New Zealand.

Alaska had a heat wave this year that pushed all of their crop to bloom early, so they are already done.

There may be some stored stuff still around from Holland but the quality cannot be ensured.


If you have a client, bride, or groom, for that matter, who really want peonies when they aren’t available one substitute that could be recommended is white garden roses.

Wholesale Coral Charm Peonies

We all go cuckoo for Coral Charm peonies.  So I thought you all would love to know that the Coral Charm peony season has begun!  You will start seeing these beauties at our warehouses and they should be around until the end of June.


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