Peony Care

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After your peonies arrive

Once  your  flowers  arrive  follow these simple steps and the flowers will bloom delightfully.


  •  Open the box of flowers and inspect. 
  •  Ensure that your flower containers are clean and disinfected.
  •  Fill the container with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. Use the flower food packet shipped with your order.   Follow the instructions on the packet to prepare your water.
  • Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps.
  •  Remove any flower bunch packaging material.
  •  Cut stems diagonally under running water with sharp scissors to desired length.
  •  Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared container.
  •  Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
  • Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  • Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink a  large amount of water upon arrival.
  • If your peonies are not ‘popping’ open from the golf ball shaped bloom in time for your event, we suggest re-cutting the stems every 2 hours to help speed up the blooming process.
  • Ensure that you have sufficient room in each container for the amount of flowers you will be storing in the container . Flowers need room to breath and bloom; over stuffing containers with too many flowers, can cause damage as well as prevent proper blooming.
  • Exposing flowers to warm environments (outside in the shade, a warmer room, etc) will help the flowers to bloom, and storing your flowers in a cooler environment will slow down the blooming of your flowers.
  • Flowers wilt and fade prematurely because water is prevented from reaching the top blooms due to bacteria blockage in the stem. To minimize bacteria, keep your containers  and/or vases with clean fresh water.
  • If upon first inspection, you foresee a problem with your flowers, do not proceed processing your flowers. Leave the flowers intact in the box and call us immediately at 907-414-2893.