Let Your Peonies Bloom

Have you ever been in the situation where these wonderful flowers decide just not to bloom? Find out what to do and how to open them with care. If your big bouquet has bloomed a bit too early, make your flowers last longer with these few tips!

Peonies are one of our most requested flowers in summer time. Due to their short availability throughout the year, the excitement of our clients rises already at the beginning of the season.

In order to make sure that every purchase goes perfect, all our flowers have to pass a quality check.

If you know Peonies, you know that they don’t hold on for a long time after they bloom. That is the reason why we deliver them closed to you.

We make sure that there is still enough time for them to arrive to you and serve their purpose in your designs before opening.

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But what to do if your Peonies decide just not to bloom?

Once your flowers arrive, the best thing to do is to carefully touch the heads. If you can feel that the flowers are very hard, it might take them a few days to open.

In that case, the best thing to do is to:

  • Cut the stems of the flowers at a 45 degree angle
  • Pour a bit warmer water in the vase
  • Add the nutrients
  • Place your flowers in the vase
  • Place the vase in a bright and warm place

Warm water will help the flowers to bloom faster, but make sure that it is not too hot. This can cause them to wilt. Try repeating this every 2 days and your Peonies should bloom.

Another great tips include splashing them with some water or covering them with a plastic bag for a short time. This will allow naturally emitted ethylene gas to stimulate the opening of the blooms.

In case your flowers are still closed after trying all these tips and tricks.. try giving them some help! Remove the green petals and very carefully open the flower with your fingers. Try doing this very slowly not to cause any damage.

If you can’t wait any more time for the petals to bloom and can not risk the flowers of being damaged, you can try this last tip.

Dunk your flowers in the water and start twisting them. Do this all the way until you see air bubbles and the flower starts to open.

Has your wonderful Peony bouquet bloomed too early?

Only a day earlier bloom can cause you to worry about how long will your peonies last once delivered to your client.

Luckily, with these tips you can make your flowers last longer.

  • Once placing the flowers in the vase, make sure that you have removed anything that could be submerged in the water.
  • Add a spoonful of regular granulated sugar. This will mimic the sugar rush that occurs during photosynthesis, helping to keep the flowers fresh. Just be sure to replace the water every two days, because mixing in sugar can encourage bacteria to grow.
  • Keep them away from the direct sunlight.
  • Comb your flowers! Carefully spread and move the petals from the sides.

The best idea when arranging peonies is to accompany them with long lasting flowers. This way your clients will not throw away the whole bouquet once peonies have gone bad.

Some recommendations that go great together with peonies are carnations, Limonium and Lavender. Even if your peonies have wilted, your clients will be able to have a nice bouquet of flowers still staying in the vase.