Master Gardener: Four Generations Bloom at Adeline's Peonies - Yakima Herald - July 5, 2019
American Voices with Senator Bill Bradley interviews Pat McCarthy on the story of Adeline's Peonies from its origins to the present day (segment starts at 12:04 - through 22:26) - June 2017
Adeline's Peonies featured in the Rooted blog - Salmon for Flowers - May 13, 2017
Adeline's Peonies featured in the Yakima Herald - In the Garden: Adeline's Peony Legacy in Toppenish - May 21, 2016
You may tour our Peony Farm Fields in Toppenish, WA during the blooming season,
Hours: We are open from April through the middle of June from 8:00 am to 12 noon Monday-Saturday, closed on Sundays.
Holiday Weekend Hours: Memorial Day weekend from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, including Memorial Day.
Mother's Day weekend from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, including Mother's Day.
From June-September farm visits are by appointment only.
Adeline's Peonies was established in 1933 by Adeline McCarthy and the family has been raising peonies continuously since that time. Our fresh cut peony flowers are very large and beautiful. The farm is located in Toppenish, Washington, in the heart of the Yakima Valley. The fourth generation of McCarthys now grows thousands of peony flowers each year, with a large assortment of colors and varieties.
During the depression Adeline started trading peonies with the American Indians for salmon and huckleberries. Their current day customers are still members of the Yakima tribe who purchase peonies to decorate the graves of their ancestors for Memorial Day as well as the larger public who purchases the flowers for Mother's Day, Memorial Day remembrances, and May/June weddings.
Grandma Adeline's love for peonies was passed to son Roger, grandson Pat and great-grandson, Jay McCarthy, who manages the peony fields today with his dad Pat. Their original field has expanded to encompass a new field for wholesale sales in Sunnyside, Washington, just 20 miles from the original peony field. To this day, 200 plants from Adeline's original plantings are still producing flowers for customers, over 80 years later!
The cost is $1.00 per stem for all varieties.
We can provide fully opened fresh cut stems or any bud stage in between:
The peony has become very popular for spring and early summer weddings. They have become a very inexpensive way to decorate yourself or provide the peony flowers to your florist.
Our large, fragrant peony flowers create a colorful decoration for a tombstone in remembrance of loved ones for Memorial Day.
For table flowers there is no substitute for the fresh smell of freshly cut peonies. They are very fragrant and will fill your home with the smell of spring!