May 7, 2013

Breath-taking Coral Charm peonies, whose petals change colour…

It’s now peony season, which makes me very happy as I adore this wonderful flower!

And my day was made recently when I was visiting New Covent Garden Flower Market.  Graeme from Zest Flowers very kindly gave me some stunning Coral Charm peonies.

And they are the beautiful blooms which are featured in today’s blog post…







Aren’t they just absolutely stunning?

I love their delicate layers of petals.  And what’s truly amazing about this particular variety of peony is that it changes colour as the flower matures.

The buds start off as deep coral.  Then when the flowers opens, the petals gradually change to pink, then peach, then yellow and finally to ivory.

It’s been such a joy seeing them every morning on my dressing table.  Even my husband was amazed at their colour-changing ability.

Whilst I was researching today’s blog post, I discovered that this particular variety, as well as being a cut flower, is also a popular garden flower.

And as we’re currently looking at having some work done in our garden, I think I just may have to put them on my wish list!

P.S. Did you know that in the Language of Flowers that peonies represent bashfulness?

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)

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  • Hi Rona,
    Those peonies are absolutely stunning! I think I will definately have to plant some. Do you know how many days they last?

  • julie judge says:

    Such beautiful blooms! Thanks so much for sharing.
    I included them in my bridal flowers (7 years ago next month). As as florist I hoped if I got married it would be in peony season 🙂 It also worked out Ok to tape a stem and fix at waist of my dress (a sort of corsage – sounds odd but looked fine).
    The peonies in my bouquet changed colour by other end of the wedding day! – blazing June sunshine – they did as grand job!
    Ah and bought and planted one in the garden two years ago – fingers crossed for some bloom this year. (Corsl sunset similar variety – think they are often confused).

    • Rona says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment Julie. You were so lucky to get married in peony season :-). And I expect there are not many brides who can say that the flowers in their bouquet changed colour on their wedding day :-).

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you too that your planted peony blooms this year.

      Best wishes

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