A Crash Course In Peony Roses

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Possibly one of the most popular florals in Australia and the world at the moment has to be peony roses. Peony roses are available generally at the end of October through to the start of December. During late April through to June they are more readily available for importing, which is the Europe late spring. They are also available to import throughout the year, however can get quite expensive!

Images by Mondo Floral Designs

Classic peony roses are typically available in white, soft pink, mid pink, hot pink and red tones. One of the most gorgeous aspects of peony roses is their versatility. The closed blooms are smaller, rounded and really classic/elegant in look. The imported peony roses tend to have a fuller rounded bloom, differing slightly from the locally grown varieties.

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The open blooms are much more relaxed, feathery and soft with a gorgeous whimsical charm. Coral Charm peony roses start slightly earlier then the standard peony roses and have a really, really large, open bloom with yellow centre.

Images by Hello Blossoms and Martha Stewart Weddings

Image by Katie Stoops Photography via One Wed

Images via JL designs, Peonies and Polaroids

Image by Jessica Hill Photography via Project Wedding

Image via JL designs

Peony roses are perfect as cake florals, due to their durability, full bloom and feathery texture.

Image by Milk Photography via Weddings Of Desire

Peony roses can be used as buttonholes, however they can get a bit big in full bloom. Try to ask for the smaller closed blooms for the buttonholes.

Image by Calli B Photography via Mondo Floral Designs

Ms Gingham says: Peonies are so gorgeous. Soft, romantic and they come in such gorgeous colours! Such a great post by Georgia outlining when they are in season and how to use them.

About Georgia: Georgia is the floral director and vision behind designer wedding florist Hello Blossoms. Her love of weddings stems far beyond flowers, resulting in her becoming a guru of wedding knowledge to her clients and friends alike. Georgia’s passion for flora and design took her the field of landscape architecture, where she studied at RMIT and worked for several years before returning to her one true love (followed somewhere behind by her husband), floristry.

  • Ms Stripey says:
    August 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    These are one of my favourite flowers – oh to have a bunch on my desk right now!!

  • Christine says:
    August 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Is there a similar florist in Sydney CBD? Hello Blossoms have the exact aesthetic I am after, just a shame they are in Melbs!

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  • Astrid says:
    September 17, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me where in the world you can import peonies from in February?



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