Hi, My name is Karen and I am a floraholic, I especially have a weakness for Peonies.
-Romantic peonies are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.
-They are the floral symbol of China and believed to bring good luck.
-Ants play an important role in the blooming of peony flowers. The flower buds produce nectar that attracts ants, which help to open the buds. Although peonies will bloom without ants, the ants do help them along.
- In ancient times, peonies were used for medicinal purposes including curing headaches, relieving pain during childbirth and the treatment of asthma.
- Long ago, people believed that peonies protected them from demons.
-They can live to be ONE HUNDRED years old!