Featured Flower: Pink Peony

This week we want to feature a flower that everyone simple loves. And how could you not? The peony signifies style and elegance . Blooms can vary in shades of soft pastel pinks to rich deeper tones.  From growing wild in a backyard garden to arranged in a fresh flower arrangement its beauty always stands out.

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The botanical name of this species is Paeonia lactiflora often referred to as the Attar of Roses because of its outstanding fragrance. This garden peony is native to Central and Eastern Asia. The tight flower buds appear in late May and continue to bloom into a bowl shaped flowers opening up to display vibrant yellow stamens.

It is easy to see the natural allure of this flower making it a favorite to brides as the most requested wedding flower in recent years. Something about those large sweet ruffles of each bloom exude femininity and sophistication.

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