The Iconic Flower – Peony

The Iconic Flower – Peony
May 4, 2017 Orchidya
In Flowers

One of the most favourite flower season is here – peonies are in full bloom and who doesn’t love those thick ruffled beautiful flowers? This iconic magical flower has an ability to return spring after spring for 100 years or longer and it has become a major trend all over the world. If you too cannot resist and simply must have some, we hope you might think of Orchidya – we will make sure to send the finest quality peonies to you and your loved ones.

At the moment one of our favourite bouquets is MAYDAY – an eclectic mix of tropical flowers with stunning peony accents!

WHAT IS THE MEANING BEHIND THE PEONY?

The Peony is known for representing ideas and values like:

  • Honour, especially for people who are bringing honour to their family through success
  • Wealth
  • Romance and romantic love
  • Beauty in all forms

THE NAME – PEONY

The Peony takes its name from the mythological Greek character Paeon, who studied with the god of medicine known as Asclepius. Zeus had to transform the student into a beautiful flower when he showed more promise than his teacher and incurred his wrath.

SYMBOLISM

The Peony is very important in Chinese culture. This gorgeous flower is an official emblem of China, and it plays a big role in many holidays and religious traditions. It’s the flower with the longest continual use in Eastern culture, and it’s tied in deeply with royalty and honour in those societies. The Chinese name for Peony even translates to “most beautiful”.

As an enduring symbol of honour and wealth, it’s no wonder this flower has been cultivated and bred in China and Japan for hundreds of years. Some types of Peony grow into taller trees with thick stems, while others stay short and in a shrub form. They all produce stunning flowers featuring many layers of crimped petals for a beautifully lush look.

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