This weeks seasonal spotlight is on the much-loved garden classic flower and plant Peony.
Peonies are a perennial plant and have been in cultivation for over 2000 years and are a flower well-loved by the nation, including us!
They're a favourite floral of ours because to us, they symbolise the changing of the seasons and the welcoming of Summer. Peony blooms will start to appear in late April through to the early summer throughout the months of May and June.
If you're looking to grow peonies in your own gardens, they can be a labour of love taking up to three years to first flower but they can live onto one hundred!
In the flowering world, the Netherlands is the largest peony cut flower producing country with about 50 million stems each year, with “Sarah Bernhardt” dominating the sales with over 20 million stems. Sarah Bernhardt is a popular peony choice for many wedding flowers and we enjoy creating many wedding flowers using this favourite flower.
Their big and blowsy fluffy bloom make them a favourite statement flower to enjoy in the garden and in many floral designs.
Coming in an array of colours from hot pinks and corals to a contrasting spectrum of soft delicate pinks and whites.
We love seeing the transformation of this beautiful bloom as it evolves from a tight neat ball into a large headed flower with fluffy petals.