3 curiosities about peonies
Spring brings one of the most loved flowers by women, the peonies! Their colors from pastel to ruby red, the infinite number of petals and the sweet scent enchant us and make us dream year by year. A lively frenzy characterizes the wait for the peony season because it is short. They are grown approximately from the end of April to mid-June, and, once in vase, last about a week. However, their beauty and elegance cannot be missing as an ingredient in our bouquets. Peonies are a magical flower, even the smallest buds will bloom 3-4 times their size. From RAW Fleurs you will receive the peonies in bud so as to guarantee maximum duration. Some buds, when touched, appear to be covered with honey, in truth it is a sugary nectar that is used in nature to attract pollinators, but this often prevents the flowers from blooming in the vase. Keep the bud pointing downwards and force the opening of the outer protective petals with your fingers, helping yourself with warm water. To enjoy their beauty for longer, place the vase in a dark and cool place for the night.
1. Good luck and happiness
Peonies are the most loved flower by brides, according to oriental tradition they positively influence the harmonious living of man and woman. In the language of flowers, peonies represent all good things: good luck, happy marriage, wealth, honor and compassion and surprisingly, shyness.
2. An elegant perfume
Peonies are available in all colors, except blue and have delicious fragrances ranging from rose to citrus to musk. The peonies that bloom at the beginning of the season are often bright, colorful and very fragrant - even musky! Later in the peony season, double petal peonies bloom in perfect pastels colours and delicate floral scents.
3. A 2000 years long search for beauty
The peonies take their name from Paeon, a healing deity in Greek mythology. For a long time in the East it was used for its medicinal virtues. In China, where it is called "the queen of flowers", it is first used as an ornamental flower. Protected by the emperor who generously subsidized the search for ever more beautiful varieties, it became the most finely represented flower in the Chinese porcelain of the time, until it became the state flower in the early 1900s. In Europe, already present in nature with numerous herbaceous species, peony plants began to be appreciated starting from the nineteenth century, after some British and French botanists introduced its cultivation. In the early 1900s, botanists and flower lovers began, particularly in the United States and Japan, to create more robust varieties with a surprising ornamental and olfactory impact.
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