Post # 1
I am having a very hard time finding a good website that shows the different colors peonies come in.
This site lists peonies but these don’t all look like peonies. Why are some of these different than what I am used to a peony looking like?
Same thing on this website:
Is it because they are very bloomed and usually you see them not as bloomed?
I am getting married in May and would like different shades of pink peonies. Are my only choices the light pink one called Sarah Bernhardt and the hot pink ones?
Post # 3
Peonies do not all look the same. Some have a single layer of petals, some double, Japanese form, globe shaped etcetc
Here is a link to pink peonies.
Post # 4
@julies1949 You are right. They have different kind of heads depending on their kind.
Their shades are tricky too. They are never the same and they really depend on the season.
Usually they can get as pale as white and as deep as darker burgundy. Blush and hot pink are the most common.
Post # 5
From what I know (I had primarily peonies at my wedding):
White, Ivory, White with Pink accents, Blush Pink, Medium Pink, Hot Pink, Coral, Deep Burgundy
Post # 6
I’ve heard from some to be careful about wholesale peonies because ants swarming peony buds are pretty common (just be aware of this before you make the bouquets). In regards to colors, I second MissMaine’s post – that seems to be the general color scheme I’ve seen too (a range of reds, pinks and oranges along with white). Good luck!
Post # 7
The ones on the sites you linked are the varieties that are most often cultivated for cut flowers. That’s the shape they usually come in, with each colour variety having its own unique shape.
If you’re thinking of peonies as being more of a round ball, and less of a ruffle of petals, you’re probably used to seeing them earlier, before they’ve opened as much.
There are hundreds of peony varieties, but they’re more for gardeners, and you’ll rarely see them as cut flowers.
If you want some colour variety in your bouquet, you might try mixing peonies with garden roses.