Peonies need no words, one needs but to look at one of these opulent blooms and your eyes will turn into hearts. Being in the presence of peonies is quite possibly the height of human experience. It’s no wonder they are the most requested flower for wedding arrangements. (One of the names by which the peony is known in China is “king of the flowers”--an epithet which we believe couldn’t be more accurate.)
The Washington Post just published an article on peonies claiming they have never gone out of style. Read more here.
According to Greenaway, peonies symbolize bashfulness and shame, because is said that little impish nymphs hide in the peony’s luscious petals. In Chinese tradition, peonies are symbols of female beauty, prosperity, and love.
Peonies are also referenced in one of our favorite poems Ode on Melancholy by John Keats:
We couldn't agree more that the best cure for melancholy is a bouquet of peonies.