(Closed) What is this flower called?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It looks like hydrangea to me, but it’s hard to tell from so far away. Here’s a close up of a pink hydrangea; I think it looks very similar to the one in your pic.

Post # 6
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it’s a hydrangea, too. It’s way too full to be another type of flower. Peonies are large, but you would be able to see the stem much more because the flowers don’t come around where the stem connects to the head.

Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@MissBabeski:  I think PP’s are right, these are hydrangeas. I do think you could achieve the same effect with peonies, though!

A couple of things you might want to consider:

– most people these days don’t really go in for the whole Victorian “meanings associated with certain flowers” thing, but I do remember seeing something in a wedding planning book somewhere that hydrangeas didn’t have the greatest association for weddings. I forget if they stood for “jealousy” or what … but I remember thinking, “Ooh, that’s too bad, they’re such a beautiful flower!” (Of course, it could just be a racket by the floral industry – they’re large and relatively inexpensive, whereas a lot of the other flowers make a lot more bank … Wink)

– Peonies can have a somewhat overpowering fragrance. Maybe in a tall vase like that it wouldn’t be quite so strong, but I know I might have a hard time enjoying a meal if I’m sitting too close to a bunch of peonies because the scent would interfere with my ability to taste.

In the end, though, I’m sure either of them will be fine – they are both beautiful!

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