June - Peony - British Florist Association
June - Peony - British Florist Association

June – Peony

It’s June, and that means it’s time for the gorgeous peony. This beauty will be shining in many vases this month, but can also be seen extensively in bridal bouquets and striking centrepieces. 

Everyone can read all about the phenomenal peony. We at the BFA champion the Flower of the Month campaign and provide information and promotion material for Florists and interesting articles to consumers.  Our friends at The Flower Council of Holland the masterminds will be promoting the agenda on their consumer website Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk.

Florists – Get involved and Show your customers all the possibilities offered by the stunning flowers over the coming weeks! Scroll to the bottom of the page to download your posters and find the link for simple promotional ideas.

The origin of the peony

We have been enjoying the magnificent peony in Europe since 1784. In China they had fallen under its spell long before that. There the peony was cultivated not only for its flowers, but particularly for its roots. According the Chinese it could be used to reduce fever and clot blood. But we don’t recommend putting the peony in your mouth – stick to enjoying its beauty with your eyes.

The peony’s colours and shapes 

Anyone who falls for the charms of the peony is in luck: there are more than 1000 varieties available in all sorts of shapes and colours. They come with a single row of petals, or with semi-double or double flowers. There is also ample choice in terms of colour: the cheerful peony comes in pale yellow, romantic white, candy pink or dark red. And the fragrance of peonies is particularly appealing and beautifully sweet!

Care 

These care tips will enable the flowers to be enjoyed for even longer:

  • Trim 5 cm off the stem diagonally with a sharp knife.
  • Use a clean vase and fill it with fresh water.
  • If your peonies are thirsty top up the vase.
  • Don’t place the vase in a draught, in full sun or near the fruit bowl.

Symbolism of the peony

The peony represents love, happiness and health, amongst other things. It’s no surprise that the peony is a popular guest at spring weddings. But it’s not just lovebirds that are attracted to this flower. Surely we all enjoy bringing a big bunch of positivity and love into our home?
 

Bouquet recipe with peony

The peony represents love, happiness and health, amongst other things. It’s no surprise that the peony is a popular guest at spring weddings. But it’s not just lovebirds that are attracted to this flower. Surely we all enjoy bringing a big bunch of positivity and love into our home? 

You will need

  • Peonies
  • Campanula
  • Eustoma
  • Gerber
  • Freesia
  • Antirrhinum
  • Tanacetum
  • Vanda orchid

More about the peony

Consumers can also find more information on Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk

Inspiration and information

Inspiring images of every flower in the Flower Agenda have been produced in line with the Horticulture Sector Trends 2018. These trends are a translation of what our consumers are interested in at the moment and are specifically aimed at the horticulture sector for use both indoors and outdoors.

Promotional material

Posters to download in your business from top left 1 – 3 from bottom left 4 – 6

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