Peony of the Year 2024

Prosperity Maud

It brings us immense joy to unveil the winner, Prosperity Maud—a captivating peachy herbaceous hybrid bred by the late Maurice Ménard, and notably, chosen for the first time through the collective voice of our members.

Prosperity Maud is a hard-to-find peony, and there are not many plants in commercial production.  It was the first peony from the Ménard seedling collection that Lindsay D'Aoust registered back in 2003. The flowers are an unusual shade of apricot and they hold their colour well. Deep pink flares at the base of each petal have their colour amplified by the deep pink base of the otherwise golden stamens.  

Height: 60-90 cm
Fragrance: None
Sidebuds: 1 to 2 per stem
Staking required: No
Bloom Week: 4

Prosperity Maud at Whistling Gardens

Prosperity Maud at Whistling Gardens
Photo by Joan Campbell

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Le Cratère - Peony of the Year 2022
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Beatnik - Peony of the Year 2020

Seed Sale

Watch for the CPS 2024 Seed List at the end of April

  • The Seed Exchange is a fund-raising project which helps to support the operations of the Society. It provides access to peony seeds from hundreds of varieties of peony, including species, lactifloras, hybrids, and woody peonies.
  • Donated seed comes from Society members across Canada, the U.S. and by special arrangement from Whistling Gardens, Wilsonville, ON.
  • Most of the seed is open pollinated. There are also some special crosses made by some of our donors.
  • Seed packets for all listings are priced the same but the number of seeds in a packet will vary depending on the number of seeds we have received.
  • Packets of seed mixes can be ordered free of charge by organizations and institutions for educational or research purposes.
  • Seed can be ordered by e-mail or mail. Instructions and pricing are provided on the downloadable seed list. Payment may be made by sending an e-transfer to CPS via, by cheque payable to Canadian Peony Society or by PayPal or major credit card.


Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 CPS Root Sale

We’re hoping to have a wide selection of unique and rare peonies for the 2024 root sale. So, keep us in mind if you think you might have something to donate this year!

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