(Closed) Best place to buy bulk peonys?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It depends where you live. If peonies are in bloom in June where you are located, try a local farmers market grower or floral wholesaler. Trader Joe’s did great pricing on bunches last spring but I don’t know where you are located. $3.80 a stem is a pretty good price if it includes shipping, otherwise see if you can find a local farm.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’d love to know if there’s an answer as welll! They are my favorite flower, but I want a fall wedding. Those two things definitely don’t mix.

But yes, I do agree that $3.80 isn’t a bad price because they are such a large, delicate (and demanded) flower! Definitely check into farmer’s markets. I WISH we had a Trader Joe’s close. I still can’t figure out why we don’t.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@meerkat: Hi Meerkat, here’s what my gut is telling me…..trader joes in michigan is going to be doing business with a farm directly. I think it would be possible since you have so much time yet for you to find that farm and purchase directly as well.

The local grower’s plants bloom at the exact same time as everyone else’s locally so….. you could run an ad in your local newspaper and ask the locals for their peonies amd they’d give them to you for free. This might sound even stranger but you could place a note in a local church bulletin and you’d be amazed at how many of the little old ladies come forward to offer  their plants. Just a thought.

The easier route might be to just call Traders. Being in Michigan is going to be a complete blessing as that’s the exact time for blooms! 🙂 And try not to freak if the flowers are covered in ants, that’s when they smell the best.

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