While tulips and daffodils tend to get a lot of the glory when it comes to spring flowers, the peony is sometimes overlooked. However, with its large, full blossoms, an abundance of delicate petals, and a beautiful fragrant scent, the peony just might be the perfect spring flower.
No matter what your color preference, the peony flower can accommodate; it comes in just about every color you can imagine, from white and off-white to soft, light pastels and darker colors: the deepest shades of pink, orange, yellow and red are all available. Whether you’re decorating your home for spring, planning a wedding or looking for an impactful spring gift idea for a friend or loved one, peonies bring the scent and beauty of the spring season wherever they are.
A Healing History
Peonies have a rich and fascinating history as well, with some records indicating that they were bred and cultivated in China more than 4,000 years ago. They’ve been revered and valued throughout history in many cultures for their healing properties, too. While their fragrant flower petals were not used directly for healing, extracts from the peony’s seeds and roots were used to treat a variety of ailments, from stomach issues to neurological problems.
Today, peonies bring an uplifting, healing energy to home decor, wedding receptions and gift bouquets for any occasion. They look beautiful in peonies-only arrangements, but they also blend well with just about any other flower type, especially spring blooms. The Opulence bouquet is a prime example of this, as it is overflowing with peonies as well as tulips, stargazer lilies, hydrangea, roses, and more.
A Beautiful Accent Flower
Another stunning example of peonies artfully blended with other blooms is the Bedazzled bouquet. This breathtaking arrangement features peonies as well as a variety of other flowers in various color shades and bloom shapes. You’ll find hydrangea, calla lilies, gerbera daisies, tulips, roses, and much more in this truly dazzling arrangement. It’s perfect for surprising a friend or a loved one, but it would look amazing as part of your home decor as well.
When it comes to spring flowers, the peony truly has it all. With delicate petals, a range of beautiful colors and a sweet fragrance, it just might be the perfect spring flower.
Are you ready to change things up for springtime decor and gift giving? Contact Schaaf Floral for more peony flower arrangement ideas or to place your peony bouquet order.