Sheryl Geerts and Viveka Neveln from bhg said that You’ve probably smelled peonies in bloom on a walk through your neighborhood, plus their stunning flowers are hard to miss. Individual peony flowers can reach up to 10 inches wide, depending on the variety, and they come in every color except blue.
Besides their large, layered flowers and sweet fragrance, peonies also have incredible staying power in the garden (they can live for more than 100 years!).
Peonies make excellent cut flowers and can last more than a week in a vase; it’s even possible to keep the buds for up to three months in the fridge to enjoy the flowers long after their natural blooming season. No wonder peonies are such a beloved plant, but there’s much more to them than you might realize.