Availability: May - July
Common Names: peony, common garden peony
Genus Name: Paeonia
Family Name: Paeoniaceae
Place of Origin: China, Siberia and Tibet
How long do they last? 5-7 days
Colours available: colours range from purple, red, to white and yellow.
The Peony is a perennial herb with red stems bearing dark green leaves and large, often fragrant flowers.
Did you know?
In one tale, the flower gets its name from the Greek physician Paeon. Paeon was the physician to the gods who angered his teacher Asclepius. He had used a liquid from the root of a Peony to cure the God of the Underworld, Pluto. Asclepius threatened to kill Paeon out of jealousy because he was outsmarting his teacher. Zeus saved him by turning him into a beautiful flower, the peony.
Place the Peonies in a clean vase with flower food. Do not place the Peonies in direct sunlight, they will drop very quickly. If the Peonies drop , cut the stem again and put them in a clean vase, and let them drink.