(Closed) What is a good substitute for peonies?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum

I was going to suggest cottage roses, we’re using them in my maids bouquets cause I can’t afford peonies for everyone.

Post # 5
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Ranunculuses (ranunculi?) also have a full body and feathery petals, and they come in lots of beautiful colors.

If you’re open to something that’s just as full but not as cottony, you might want to check out football mums or teddy bear sunflowers. 

I hope this helps!

Post # 8
30 posts

Clustering a bunch of carnations is a nice way to get the round fluffy look of peonies.  I think couple posts have been done on carnation bouquets but I can’t remember who. 

Post # 10
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Mrs Bee: That is one of my floral inspiration bouquets, and anyone I have ever shown them too thought (like me) they were peonies! Thanks for clarifying… Any idea if they’re more hardy than peonies? 

Post # 11
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

yes i believe they are supposed to be very hardy (as roses tend to be!).

Post # 13
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

@ Mrs. Bee – Thank you for that picture – I’ve never know what those are called.

Post # 14
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thanks Mrs. Bee.  I’ve been trying to find that photo. 

Post # 15
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i’m getting married in october and also wanted peonies. i met with my florist the other day and she recommended the Yves Piaget rose. it looks just like a peony and even has the ruffled edges.

Post # 16
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am now in love with the cabbage roses! I, too, am marrying in August and my lifelong wedding dream was to have peonies (clearly I should’ve considered this when picking a date). THANK YOU, mrsbee!

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