Here is what you need to know about peonies (besides their beauty, simplicity, fragrances, purity and romance),
- They are herbaceous plants (have no woody stems, tops may die but underground parts survive)
- The plant is a perennial i.e. it comes up every year,
- The flower is so impressive, and fragrant, with petals blooming to as wide as 10 inches wide,
- Peony plants can grow to be over 100 years old,
- The Chinese call them King of flowers and stand for nobility, compassion, romance, good fortune, good omen and a happy marriage.