Peonies are one of the most popular wedding flowers there are, and for good reason. Fragrant. romantic, big and beautiful, they bloom just in time for June weddings and store well into august with proper care.
Peonies are harvested as many as 4 times a day.
Watermelon red peonies.
Paula Faye Peonies
Harvest lasts 2 1/2 - 3 weeks
White, coral and watermelon red peonies
~ Peony Care~
Peonies store in the cooler very well. We store them in bud stage (marshmallow stage) at 33-34°, dry and wrapped in newspaper.
When you're ready to use them, recut the stems and place in floral food. Even in the cooler, they will start to open. If you need them to open faster, warm things up and keep an eye on them.
Peony and sunflowers
We held some peonies very late this season. due to a spcial request for a tribute to a very special bride's grandmother. Her request was Michigan grown peonies and sunflowers for a late August wedding.
The last of the 2019 peonies went home with Sis on September 10th, 2019 (0: Vase life diminishes in
relation to storage time. Some varieties store better than others.