FAMILY ORIGINS OF PEONY THE PEONY’S COLOURS AND SHAPES CARING FOR PEONIES PEONY SYMBOLISM FLOWER’S USE INSPIRATION AND INFORMATION
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.
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 is 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 name of Peony comes from latin Paeonia and means “plant that restores”.
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?
Some flowers have the X factor. They’re just a bit more flirty, their petals more flamboyant, the fragrance a little sweeter and they have a look to capture your heart. Peonies undoubtedly have the talent to enchant you.
Inspiring images of every flower in the Flower Agenda have been produced in line with the Horticulture Sector Trends 2017 (Groenbranche Trends 2017). These trends are a translation of what our consumers are interested in at the moment and are specifically aimed at the horticulture sector for use both indoors and outdoors.
ORIGINS OF PEONY
THE PEONY’S COLOURS AND SHAPES
CARING FOR PEONIES
INSPIRATION AND INFORMATION