National Peony Day
Peonies symbolise prosperity, good luck, love and honour and are therefore a favourite bloom in wedding bouquets as well as the symbol for a 12th Wedding Anniversary
The peony comes in an abundance of colours but is never blue.
A peony’s vase life is up to a whopping 10 days
Peony flowers can reach up to 10 inches wide
In China, the peony represents strength and positive virtues such as bravery, honour, respect, nobility, good fortune and prosperity
Some types of peonies have single flowers, which make them very popular with bees as their pollen is visible, and other peony flowers are known as double flowers because of their layered look and their delicately ruffled petals
Where do our Peonies come from?
What bouquets can I choose from?
Caring for your Peonies
- Always place your peonies in a clean vase filled with fresh water, preferably at room temperature
- Cut approx. 2-3cm at a 45° angle from the base of each stem
- Cutting the stems at an angle creates a larger surface area for your flowers to drink from so they will stay more hydrated
- Remove any leaves that may fall below the waterline in the vase
- Display your flowers somewhere away from draughts, direct sunlight, heat sources and ripening fruit – all of these factors affect how long your flowers will last
- Re-cut the stems every three days and change the water