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Peony Season: Flowers Fit For A Duchess

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Peony season is upon us

November is undoubtedly our favourite month of year and that’s because it marks the beginning of peony season!

These beautiful blooms are only around for a very limited season – from late spring to early summer – making them a very popular and highly sought after flower.

Their beautiful shape and soft texture make them the perfect wedding flower, especially as they come in shades of baby pink, creamy white, deep crimson, bold purple and romantic red.

Being known as a luxury bloom and flowering for roughly four weeks means that peonies are featured in bridal bouquets and table centrepieces for only the luckiest of brides.

Of course bride of the year Meghan Markle was keen to feature peonies in her dazzling spring wedding to Prince Harry.


Peonies are a favourite flower for the Suits star

 In case you missed it, before Meghan had to give up her social media accounts and lifestyle blog to marry Prince Harry, she made no secret of her love affair with the peony.

She loved them so much that she would treat herself to a bouquet of fresh peonies because she said they made her ‘endlessly happy’. One of her Instagram posts encouraged her followers to do the same; “Do something sweet for yourself today too. #treatyourself #simplepleasures #favoriteflowers”.

It is believed that Prince Harry also treated her to her favourite flower, with Meghan posting a photo of pink and white peonies with the caption; “Swooning over these. #London #peonies #spoiledrotten” after they started dating.

The new Duchess also used to feature light pink, peach and orange roses on her social media accounts, she is truly a girl after our heart!

[Another fun flower fact; Meghan is said to have been nicknamed ‘Flower’ as a young girl by her mum!]


It came as no surprise that Meghan would want peonies to be part of her big day and chosen florist Philippa Craddock granted her wish.

May is the best time to pick peonies in the UK and the royal couple wed on May 9th.

 Whether it was planned to coincide with her favourite blooms’ flowering season or divine intervention that made this happen, we’re just glad everything went perfectly for the couple, right down to the flowers.

There’s no doubt that 2018 was the year of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, so as far as flowers go, it may as well be the year of the peony too!

Peonies are a popular flower with brides because of a believed historical association with the promise of good luck and a good marriage to come.

Peonies are also used to mark a 12th wedding anniversary so we’re hoping to see big things when the royal couple reach that milestone in 2030.


Make like Meghan and treat yourself to a peony bouquet

 Peonies are not just for lucky brides to enjoy, they’re around for a good time not a long time, so make sure you make the most of the 2018 peony season!

 Whether it’s a birthday, a thank you, a treat for you or just because, an unexpected flower delivery will make anyone’s day special.

 What’s more, to receive the gift of a rare peony bouquet is a gift so special it will leave them smiling for days.

Our Peony Collection features a range of floral arrangements and bouquets that showcase peonies and let their beauty sing.

 Get in quick! Our peony floral bouquets and arrangements will only be around until mid-December and you won’t be able to get your hands on them in Australia for another year.

 Order online today for an upcoming event and leave the rest with us.


Need some more inspiration? Have a look at our Perfect Peonies Pinterest Board.

 Read next: All About Peonies or Our Top 4 Reasons To Love Peonies

 Make sure you take a look at our new Peony Collection which is available for delivery Australia-wide. Receive same day delivery if you order before 2pm AEDT Monday to Friday and before 10am AEDT on Saturdays!

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