The most common Peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy relationship/marriage, riches, honour and compassion. All good things!
Peonies are native to China. They are highly valued and referred to as the ‘King of flowers’ in China. They were the national flower prior to 1929 when they were replaced by the plum tree. Peonies have been popular in China since the Sui dynasty. During the Sui and Tang dynasties, they were planted at the Imperial Palace. Because of this, Peony symbolism also includes nobility, honour and wealth.
One of the most popular cities in China where you can see stunning Peonies is Luoyang, which is sometimes referred to as the City of Peony. It houses the National Peony Garden, which has over 100 different kinds of Peonies and hosts an annual Peony festival.
This gorgeous flower can be enjoyed only from November to May and as florists, we find ourselves consoling our customers during the Summer months for lack of their presence.
Flower of the month – November