It is the season of peonies! Peonies are beautiful flowers and are historically significant in many cultures. Peonies are known for their lush blooms and are the preferred choice of wedding flowers among many wedding couples.
Peonies are named after a student of the Greek god Asclepius, who was named Paeon. Asclepius, the god of medicine and healing, became jealous of his bright pupil and Zeus had to save Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into a peony. In Eastern culture the peony has been prominent for centuries. In China it is one of the smallest living national emblems, and is a traditional floral symbol of China. It is used symbolically in Chinese art to signify “flower of riches and honor.” In Western culture, the peony was named the state flower of Indiana in 1957, replacing the zinnia, which had been Indiana’s state flower since 1931.
Peonies are in season in early summer and are at wonderfully low prices during this time. Here are a few of our favorite peony arrangements:
The most popular peony color is pink, and peonies come in a range of pink colors. From light pink to bright pink, you are sure to find your favorite shade. The light pink peonies are favored for their vintage feel, something that many brides who are having vintage-themed weddings appreciate. For the woman who likes all things girly and frilly, pink peonies fit the bill. This arrangement, appropriately named the Picture Perfect Peony Bouquet, is a stunning bouquet of 10 blush-colored Queen of the Garden peonies. The flowers come gorgeously arranged in a clear glass vase, which showcases their high petal count.
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If you like to explore the full scale of colors in which peonies come, this vibrant bouquet showcases a mix of blush pink, coral, burgundy, white and pale pink flowers. The blooms all have a high petal count, making for an extravagantly dense bouquet of flowers that are so delicate, they almost appear to be made of crepe paper. This dazzling arrangement is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or just because. Seasonally priced at $70, this is a steal!
Wedding Peony Bouquet
For the bride who likes a soft, elegant style, this sophisticated bridal bouquet of 7 pale pink peonies is sure to complete her special day. Looking as if they were just gathered from an English garden, each peony is delicately wrapped in soft gold paper to keep them secure. The look is finished off with a beautiful peach satin ribbon. The stunning accent of vibrant green leaves offers the perfect contrast to these sweetly simple flowers. This is the perfect bouquet that will not compete with, but rather enhance, the bride’s journey down the aisle.
It was once said that mischievous nymphs hid in the petals of the peony, which gives it the meaning of bashfulness. Well these fun and playful flowers are just the perfect blend of bashful mischievousness, and the perfect flower to give to just about anyone. Get them now while they are so perfectly priced!