12 Facts Every Peony Lover Should Know

Because nothing makes you smile quite like a fresh bouquet of pink peonies.
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Because nothing makes you smile quite like a fresh bouquet of pink peonies.
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They can grow to be VERY big.
Peonies can reach up 10 inches in diameter depending on the variety.
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The flower holds a lot of tradition.
Peonies are the floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower.
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You should have peonies in your wedding bouquet because...
They're considered a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage.
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Peonies love potassium.
The mineral is essential for stem strength and to help the plants resist disease.
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They live a long life.
They can live to be 100 years old!
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Peonies aren't just white and pink.
They comes in every color except blue.
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Ants love them.
Ants are attracted to peonies because of the nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds.
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"Roses as big as cabbages..."
That's how explorer Marco Polo described peonies when he saw them for the first time.
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Peonies have a medicinal history.
In ancient times, peonies were believed to relieve headaches and help with asthma.
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Celebrities can't get enough of them.
Just to name a few of their fans: Hillary Duff, Drew Barrymore, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
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They're worldwide.
They grow in Asia, Southern Europe, and Western North America.
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And if you want to win over anyone's affection...
You just need to send us a bouquet, like THIS. More from Town & Country: • 10 of the Most Gorgeous Summer Wedding Bouquets • 14 Things You Didn't Know About the Flamingo • 13 Facts Every Hydrangea Enthusiast Needs To Know
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