PEONY CUT FLOWERS CARE
You just received your shipment of peony cut flowers. Upon reception, place them in cold storage for few hours to make them recovered for their trip.
During this time, clean and sterilize your vases. Add mildly warm water and flower food in them. Remove the flowers from the cold storage and open all the bunches. Recut the stems underwater and put them in the vases. Be careful to eliminate leaves and debris from the water to maintain your flowers healthy minimising fungus disease in the water. Keep them in cold storage until you will be ready to develop the flowers. Save 24 to 48 hours for a complete opening of the flowers.
Vase life depends on many different factors. Generally, semi-double and double forms will have a vase life of about a week under proper conditions. Peonies with Japanese and single flower forms and the new varieties like the intersectionals (Garden Treasure) and the corals (Coral Charm & Coral Sunset) has a shorter vase life (3 to 5 days).The longer you will keep the flower at cold temperature, more you will extend their vase life. So, take your floral arrangements out of the cold storage only few times before the event and try to avoid placing them close to a direct source of heat or sun. If your event lasts for more than a day, keep your floral arrangements in cold storage during the night.