Many people have a favorite flower, and often, that flower is the gorgeous peony. And since the blossom is most commonly available in the late spring to early summer, now is the season to add this lavish, elegant flower to your home decor. Late spring peonies are appearing in beautiful designs now at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts – and they are stunning!
Whether sending birthday greetings or congratulating your student on a job well done, the peony is a sophisticated choice. In fact, they are perfect for virtually any occasion! But we couldn’t blame you if you decided you just wanted some for yourself. After all, we love these seasonal flowers too. The peony is natively grown in Southern Europe, Western North America, and Asia – and it serves as the national flower of China. There are more than 1,000 varieties of late spring peonies, but some of the most common in the floral design world are classified as double peonies (shown above). The double peony exhibits an abundance of petals, which completely engulf the center of the flower and form a “ball” of soft, luxurious petals. The effect is extravagant, especially given that this flower head has the capability of growing to as wide as ten inches across.
Quick Trivia: Peonies grow in every color except for blue, and a single peony bush can thrive and produce blooms for nearly 100 years!
Late spring peonies can be designed with hydrangea, orchids, and roses – and are sometimes even mistaken for garden roses. In fact, history records that when he first saw a peony, famous explorer Marco Polo exclaimed, “These roses are as large as cabbages!” Peonies are thought to signify marital bliss and prosperity, and as such are a popular choice for bridal bouquets and wedding flowers.
If you are looking for a truly unique flower to celebrate a special occasion this month, come take a look at the peony! Stop by Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts to claim this beautiful design featuring the peony, or ask us to create something just for you. We deliver across in Naples and Marco Island, as well as tight to your front door.