When you’re full of the joys of spring and summer beckons…
These are the cheerful scintillating months in the world of flowers! May and June are the peony’s months, when they are widely available. This fabulous bloomer is always full of the joys of spring. So if you’re longing for the warmth of the sun, a peony in your home is a good start!
COLOURS AND SHAPES
Anyone who falls for the charms of the peony is in luck: there are more than 1000 varieties available in all sorts of shapes and colours. They come with a single row of petals, or with semi-double or double flowers. There’s also ample choice in terms of colour: the cheerful peony comes in pale yellow, romantic white, candy pink or dark red. And the fragrance of peonies is particularly appealing and beautifully sweet!
The peony represents love, happiness and health, amongst other things. It’s no surprise that the peony is a popular guest at spring weddings. But it’s not just lovebirds that are attracted to this flower. Surely we all enjoy bringing a big bunch of positivity and love into our home?
We have been enjoying the magnificent peony in Europe since 1784. In China they had fallen under its spell long before that. There the peony was cultivated not only for its flowers, but particularly for its roots. According the Chinese it could be used to reduce fever and clot blood. But we don’t recommend putting the peony in your mouth - stick to enjoying its beauty with your eyes.
CARING FOR PEONIES
Trim 5 cm off the stem diagonally with a sharp knife.
Use a clean vase and fill it with fresh water.
If your peonies are thirsty, top up the vase.
Don’t place the vase in a draught, in full sun or near the fruit bowl.