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Or maybe roses, pink peonies, and hydrangeas are more of your thing?
Chezar used pale pink peonies, coral tulips and lilacs—and then add texture and height with sprays of green hellebore and purple fritillaria meleagris.
While just about any blooms can be procured at any time of year (peonies and ranunculus in October—why not!), there is something to be said for embracing the spirit of the season with your wedding flowers.
Her eponymous scent is a citrusy floral, a blend of grapefruit and peony with a backbone of grassy vetiver.
The cutting garden is outlined in boxwood, for definition, and filled with such flowers as day lilies, dahlias, and peonies.
The season lends itself to a potentially kitschy theme (cue the mistletoe and snowflakes…) and most brides' dream buds, like peonies, dahlias and hydrangeas, are nowhere to be found.
But many tulip species, along with some kinds of daisy and peony, are among those that can do it, said Edwige Moyroud of Cambridge University in England.
There is an actual piaget rose — a long-stemmed bloom, bred in the early 1980s, notable for its hot pink color and heady scent, and a lushness often compared to a peony's.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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