Feature Flower Friday: Peonies
Posted on April 08 2016
Hi there all of you Garden of Eden Flower Shop (and chocolates and gifts) fans! We'd like to welcome you all to our latest Feature Flower Friday! Each week, we will be featuring a different type of flower, the meaning behind them and the reasons you would give or present them to someone. Today, we're talking all about Peonies. Enjoy! Peonies, which are known to bloom in late Spring and early summer, are a very fragrant flower. They typically come in shades of yellow, and red to white. Legend has it that Peonies got their name from Greek mythology after Paeon - said to be a doctor to the gods. He was said to have received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. Peonies are the floral symbol of China, as well as the official flower of the state of Indiana. They are known to also symbolize honor and riches, and are additionally the honorary flower for 12th anniversaries. With their lush and rounded bloom, peonies also mean a happy marriage, as well as romance. Such a versatile flower!