One of the top leading floral species in the industry during the spring season is the peony. If you are familiar with the breed, no doubt you are not surprised since this variety has withstood decades upon decades of competition from similar grown varieties. A peony’s smell, appearance and ability to take one’s breath away when mixed in a bouquet are all the factors responsible for the puffy bloom’s success. Flower shops across the country depend on this beauty’s availability once April rolls around and almost immediately becomes the primary pick chosen for high end arrangements. It isn’t every day that one flower can appeal to both traditional and contemporary genres, plus have the flexibility to be used in everything from Mother’s Day bouquets to wedding work. Yes, the peony is an impressive species that has become just as synonymous with spring as the blue jays returning from the fall and if you would like to learn more about its impressive traits, all you have to do is look at the facts:
Millions of Colors to Choose From
The peony is grown in thousands of different shades by top growers and local farmers
who harvest the perennial to appease local florists, supermarkets and nurseries. From pink to dark red, this flower has a majestic gem-like quality when it comes to color, which is why wedding planners are constantly suggesting peonies to couples about to walk down the aisle.
Some of the top breeds include:
Coral Charm (Coral/Orange)
Sarah Bernhardt (Soft Pink)
Diane James (Buttery Pink/Rose)
Pink Double Dandy (Pink)
Festiva Maxima (White with Red Flecks)
Peonies are Garden Ready
Many people in the New England area like to harvest their own crops of hearty peonies. Manifesting in a bush-form, these root systems are easily grown in most soil types typical to this region and are dependable as an annual perennial even when the winter has been particularly cruel. The stems resemble tree branches so the sturdiness of the plant makes the blooms stable as they grow larger and larger, preventing the weight from causing snapping. Perfect to grow and cut for your own home, peonies also make excellent landscaping options to plant around your property.