Why limit yourself to open flowers only?
There is many advantages to use peonies still at bud stage in floristry. First, it extends bouquet vase life. But also, it gives a more natural looking to them.
Half-opened flowers are often as nice as the opened flower. Think about it because it extends the floral arrangement's show. Looking at them at different stages create a show, anticipation and extended life. As I am sending you the flowers at bud stage...it is easy to do!
In fact, I love peonies nevertheless their opening stages or forms....