Peony flower bouquet care tips

A peony flower bouquet can liven up any room. Their abundant petals and luxurious beauty make them a hit in so many homes. They are also very popular as wedding flowers. Of course, they can be somewhat sensitive if not properly cared for. If you want your bouquet to last that much longer, here are some tips.

Flower choice

The first thing you need to do is make sure that you choose quality blooms. If they are already wilting or fully opened once you buy them, your peony flower bouquet will not last too long. Unlike other types of blooms, peonies can be picked even earlier from the plant and the blooms will still open. You don’t have to worry about getting stuck with buds.

Inspect and trim

Take a good look at all of your flowers to make sure that they are all in perfect shape before you continue. As you inspect each bloom in your peony flower bouquet, you should trim the stems at an angle before placing them in the vase. The vase should be cleaned and prepared before you begin the trimming process. By cutting the stems at an angle, you prevent them from resting directly on the bottom of the vase and it helps promote water absorption.

Fresh water

There is no substitute for fresh water as far as any cut flower is concerned. Make sure that you add flower food to the water. This will ensure that your peony flower bouquet also has a source of nutrients to keep them looking great. Flower food also helps slow the growth of bacteria in the vase water.

Mixing it up

Don’t forget to add foliage to your peony flower bouquet. This will help them stand out and it also offers them additional support in the vase. That said, you do not want to overfill the vase either. You can also add some peony buds in between. This way, when the fully-opened blooms wilt, the buds will start to open. You can remove the wilted flowers and enjoy the newly opened buds.

Just like any other type of cut flower, your peony flower bouquet will need fresh water every few days and you will need to trim the stems too. Keep an eye on the water level as well as the water quality in the vase to help extend the life of your arrangement.