Peony is a beautiful symbol of good fortune and happy marriage, which explains why it is very popular in wedding bouquets. They are also traditionally used for celebrating the 12th wedding anniversary. So, as this stunning flower blooms between April and June, we’ve put together some interesting fun facts about peonies!
- Peonies are natively grown in Asia, Southern Europe and old Western North America. The famous explorer Marco Polo once referred to the fabulous peonies as “roses as large as cabbages”.
- If they are kept in the right condition, peonies can live up to 100 years old and still produce flowers. Amazing right?
- Ants are very much attracted to peony due to their nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds.
- These beautiful flowers can grow up to 10 inches tall! They can sometimes become so large that in full bloom they are the size as a cabbage.
- Peonies are the national flower of China. This flower represents good luck and honour in Chinese culture and is often seen in Chinese art.
- They are available in all colours except blue. Some of the blooms have a stronger fragrant than others. Important to take note, the pink flowers, in particular, have an overpowering smell than the maroon.
- In the Ancient Times, it was believed that peonies were used to treat headaches, help anyone from suffering from asthma and was used to help mothers giving birth.
If you love peonies or know someone who does, check out our beautiful Peony Rose Bouquet for only €39. Available for a limited time so don’t miss out and order yours today (you’ll be saving €20 too!) Also, don’t forget to let us know if you have peonies in your garden, take a photo and tag us on Facebook. We’d love to see them!