(Closed) Alternatives to Peonies/Cabbage Roses

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@redband:  Ranunculus? I think they’re smaller than garden roses, but have a pretty, full look!

Post # 4
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with  @KatieBklyn‘s suggestion!  Are ranuculus available to your florist?

They would be close to perfect and look almost like a peony (almost!).  This is what they look like:

Post # 5
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LindsayMaree:  That’s a GORGEOUS pic!!  Wish they were in season in August!

Post # 7
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Sorry I’m not sure of when they season, but here are some similar flowers:

David Austin roses


kale blooms



Out of the list you gave, I think carnations are a fantastic alternative!!



Post # 8
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love peonies, but they are so expensive so my florist is mixing garden roses in with them. Maybe you can check those out!

Post # 9
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Garden/cabbage/david austin roses are basically the same. If I were you, I would sub in either regular roses or carnations, from your list of available flowers.

Post # 10
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

Lisianthus resembles cabbage roses. Ask your florist if they come in the colors you want. Also, florists have a wealth of knowledge and can tell you what is available based on the look you want, and they don’t expect you to know what every single flower type is.

Post # 11
1534 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

While hydrangeas don’t look much like peonies, they are large and full.  From what I understand they can be much cheaper than peonies as well.  They would probably work in the bouquet you posted.  Carnations would work well too and those are definitely less expensive.

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