Lush flowering peonies are not only an eye-catcher in the garden. In the vase, however, they only show their flowers briefly if they are properly cared for – if they open the buds at all.
The peony is considered one of the noblest cut flowers in the vase. If you treat yourself to a bouquet of the valuable plants in the flower shop or cut them from the bush in the garden, you naturally want to enjoy them for as long as possible. With a few tips, you can increase the shelf life of peonies.
Clearing the first hurdle: the buds of the peonies are withering away
If you have a choice, you should take an opaque vase for peonies if possible. © Westend61/Imago
You have a magnificent bouquet of peonies in your vase, but they just don't want to open their buds? Then take a closer look at the buds: If they are still green and quite tightly closed, not much will happen. Because in order for the flowers to unfold, at least a small part of the colored petals should be visible themselves and the bud should be a little softer.
You should take these three points to heart if you want the peonies in the vase to bloom for a long time:
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The leaves of the peonies are out of place in the vase
The leaves of the peony are also attractive, but you should not overdo it in the vase: remove the lower leaves so that none are in the water and the stems are still three-quarters in the water.