It is peonies season. Pink peonies, white peonies, tree peonies, red peonies, coral peonies and the highly sought after (and somewhat expensive!) yellow peonies. Why do brides like them so much and tend to be so popular at weddings? …. They are slightly fragrant, billowy, soft and best of all the flower head can be about 5″ in diameter or even larger. So you get a lot of bang for your buck with these beautiful flowers.
Japanese Tree Peonie
I call the coral peonies the peonie that keeps on giving. Why? Not only they have a lot of texture but also the color changes from coral to a light peach after a few days. Don’t believe me? See it below.
If you love peonies but they don’t happen to be in season then garden roses are a great substitution. One of my favorites is the Yves Piagent Rose which could really pass for a pink peonie.
Yves Piaget Rose