Stunning on their own, grouped together or among other flowers, there is nothing quite like a Peony. Cultivated for over 2,000 years and prized by flower lovers, Peonies are timeless. They we’re voted by Sydney for Aleena’s bouquet when we did the Morning Show Luxury Wedding. We can’t get enough of them, it’s no wonder that Peony’s are our brides most desired wedding flower.
There are many different varieties of Peonies, the more popular varieties are the double forms. Peonies come in either a single form with 5 or more petals and a fluffy yellow centre or in a double form with ruffled petals.
Colours include white, pink (most fragrant blooms), peach, scarlet red and dark maroons, as well as a rare yellow.
The only problem with these gorgeous flowers is that the flowering season is so short. Peonies bloom in Australia in late October and November for roughly five weeks. (May to June for Northern-Hemisphere) So for the rest of the year, here’s our guide on substitute flowers.