There is quite possibly no other flower in the world that has has many people in a sweet, springtime panic like the peony.
It is the only flower that can shut instagram down upon its first arrival and has more posts and hashtags dedicated to it than a pumpkin at fall, a pool at summer and a snow storm in winter. Trader Joes has actual stampedes for this delicate and awe inspiring bloom. They can't keep it in stock and only have it for a couple of weeks.
It has the power to illicit love, envy, happiness and pure obsession.
It resembles a ballerinas tutu and smells like a newborn baby who was rolled in powdered sugar. It can elevate any room, bouquet and relationship :)
Florists can charge up to $20 per stem for these elegant cotton candy colored beauties and trying to grow them is just as difficult as trying to trying to rebloom an orchid plant.
For my baby shower a certain Jinx decorated with these HUGE crepe paper flowers by artist Tiffanie Turner that still hangs in Saffron's room. So delicate and lifelike these stunners are pieces of art!
Here's a great tutorial on how to make your own paper peonies that can last you all year long!
We don't know just what it is about this perfect and dreamy bloom but what ever it is, we can't get enough.
Buy yourself a full plant and grow your own!
Until then sweet peony....we will dream of you fondly and burn this candle in your honor.