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 everycolor 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.