Post # 1
Hello! So we finally booked our place and are now doing some real planning! I had my heart set on peonies in my bouquets. Now I see they aren’t really available in August. I hate roses 🙁 Any ideas on what is pretty and somewhat similiar to a peony?
Post # 2
David Austen roses! They don’t look like regular roses at all and have the same large bloom that peonies do
Post # 3
Highly suggest Dahlias!! I had peonies at my wedding, but my favorite flower is a toss up between the two.
Post # 4
Ranunculus is somewhere between a rose and a peony–no idea what the season is but they are available in a wide color range.
Post # 5
ranunculus- the Cloni variety opens to a huge flower
double flowering tulip
cabbage rose, juliet rose, eden rose
Post # 6
There are a large variety of garden roses that have a similar appearance to a peony, with large open blooms and high petal volume. They’re actually one of the best peony stand-ins. Ranunculus also have a nice round, layered bloom:
Post # 7
What about chrysanthemum’s or “football mums”. I really want peonies to for my wedding but I think they are a great alternative.
Post # 8
Dahlias would be perfect for summer! They’re highly underrated, have large full blooms, and come in many beautiful colors!
Post # 9
mnl2017 : Why aren’t they available? They’re available somewhere in August. They should be able to ship them in.
Post # 10
Ranunculus or garden roses.
Post # 11
I was told that garden roses are a good substitue for peonies.
Post # 12
Thank you everyone! Those are all beautiful options!! For the bee that asked about shipping them in I was told it would be very expensive and I don’t want to spend a fortune on flowers.
Post # 13
Second english garden roses. My bouquet was english garden and ranunculus which I loved.
For your purposes though I think ranunculus will be out of season in August since their peak is now through April.
Post # 14
We’re doing garden roses in place of peonies, too! I’m not a huge rose lover, but they looked so much like peonies I realized a rose by any other name…was still pretty. 😉