Common name: Peony
Botanical name: Paeonia officinalis
Season: Late spring and early summer
Beautiful peonies are in abundance this time of year and are available in white ivory, pastel and dark pinks, corals and beautiful rich burgundy tones. Interestingly the pink peonies are often more fragrant then the maroon coloured peonies.
Traditionally peonies are used for celebrating the 12th wedding anniversary. Originating in China paintings of peonies are often seen hung on the wall in order to bring good luck. That fact comes as no surprise as I find that Peonies easily transform any space with their unparalleled beauty! Here are some photos taken of freshly cut peonies from the flower markets.