Peony

Peonies are round and full flowers with a dense cluster of small, ruffled petals reaching outward. Traditionally a spring and early-summer flower, peony bouquets are wonderful for any occasion where their bright colors and pleasing fragrance can help lift the mood. Flowers are solitary at stem ends, single or double with many petals, 2-5 plus inches (5-13 cm) across. This flower grows in many different colors, including white, pink, yellow, red, burgundy, rose, salmon and maroon. Before being processed, Peonies should still be in their little bud form. But a golf-ball size peony can open up to three times its size in just a day or two. And you’ll get to watch them bloom into all their glory!

Family: Paeoniaceae
Species: Paeonia lactiflora
Origin: Native to Asia
Symbolizes: Peonies are known to represent romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor and compassion.
Also Known As: Peony, Paeonia

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 5-8 days

What to Look for When Purchasing

When purchasing Peonies, they should still be in their little bud form, show a bit of color and be somewhat hard. Peonies will last longest when bought or harvested while they're still in bud form. Don't be afraid to gently touch the buds before buying—if they're soft (think the texture of a marshmallow), that means they're close to opening. Avoid ones that feel hard like a marble because they may not be developed enough to open once picked. Buds aren't always pretty, and slight deformities—like little brown spots—are normal. Look for mechanical damage on the blooms or stems. Also look for discolored buds (outer petal).

Foam Info

Due to large flower size and possibly weak stem, use a sturdy flower foam.

Design Tips

Peonies are breathtaking in any arrangement styling. Elegant and long-lasting, use peonies as a focal or mixed with other flowers for a soft, romantic look. Be sure to cut stems at an angle before inserting into foam

Ethylene Sensitivity

Low

Pest & Disease Information

Vulnerable to botrytis. Never store flowers wet. Use anti-botrytis products.

Troubleshooting

Stem bending due to flowers being too large. Look for strong stems when you source them. Petal browning. Blooms not opening because they were harvested too early. If they feel hard as a rock when you buy them, they will most likely not open.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Peony, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

BreedersGrowersBouquet OperationsTransportersWholesalersFloristsEvent Planners & DesignersSupermarkets & Club StoresEcommerce & DropshippersFlower Enthusiasts
Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea         
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Bulb 100
FloraLife® Bulb 100          
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100        
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA        
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200          
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap   
Feed
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300          
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA      
FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300          
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory   
FloraLife® Evergreens Spray
FloraLife® Evergreens Spray          
FloraLife® HydroSpray
FloraLife® HydroSpray    
FloraLife® LeafShine
FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free   
FloraLife® MaxShine
FloraLife® MaxShine    
Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
FloraLife® Blend Center 
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector 
Customer Care
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets          
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets