12 Facts Every Peony Enthusiast Needs to Know

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Because nothing makes us smile quite like a fresh bouquet of pink peonies.

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They can grow to be VERY big.
Peonies can grow to be 10 inches depending on the variety.2

The flower holds a lot of tradition.
Peonies are the floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower.3

You should have peonies in your wedding bouquet because…
…they are regarded as a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage.4

Peonies love potassium.
Potassium is essential for stem strength and to resist disease.5

Once you plant a peony plant…
…they can live to be one hundred years old!

 

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Peonies come in many shades.
The peony comes in every color except blue.

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They tend to attract…
…ANTS. Ants are attracted to peonies because of the nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds.

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Roses as big as cabbages.»
Is how the explorer Marco Polo described peonies when he saw them for the first time.

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They were once thought to have medicinal purposes.
In ancient times peonies were believed to relieve headaches and help with asthma.

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Celebrities can’t get enough of them.
Just to name a few: Hillary Duff, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow.

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They natively grow in..
…Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America.

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And if you want to win over the affection of a Country Living editor…
…you just need to send us a bouquet like this one.

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