I love Peonies. I want to grow some. So I thought I’d look up some fun faces to help me with this endeavor. I found a little ditty from country living mag. to entice me even further. https://www.countryliving.com/gardening/g2399/12-peony-facts/?utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=socialflowFBCLG&utm_source=facebook&slide=12
Let me know if anyone out there has tips for growing in the growing zone for Southeastern Kentucky.
12 Facts Every Peony Enthusiast Needs to Know
- They can grow to be VERY big.
- Peonies can grow to be 10 inches depending on the variety.
- The flower holds a lot of tradition.
- Peonies are the floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower.
- You should have peonies in your wedding bouquet because…
- …they are regarded as a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage.
- Peonies love potassium.
- Potassium is essential for stem strength and to resist disease.
- Once you plant a peony plant…
- …they can live to be one hundred years old!
- Peonies come in many shades.
- The peony comes in every color except blue.
- They tend to attract…
- …ANTS. Ants are attracted to peonies because of the nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds.
- “Roses as big as cabbages.”
- Is how the explorer Marco Polo described peonies when he saw them for the first time.
- They were once thought to have medicinal purposes.
- In ancient times peonies were believed to relieve headaches and help with asthma.
- Celebrities can’t get enough of them.
- Just to name a few: Hillary Duff, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow.
- They natively grow in..
- …Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America.
- And if you want to win over the affection of a Country Living editor…
- …you just need to send us a bouquet